Henry Wileman


Location and period of operation:

Harry Wileman 




 Earthenware and china manufacturers at The Foley Potteries, Foley, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent

  • 1856 John King Knight retired and Harry Wileman continued the business on his own account. 

  • In 1860 the works were expanded and the Foley China Works was built alongside the original Foley Potteries.

  • In 1862 Joseph Ball Shelly joined the business as a travelling salesman. 

  • Henry Wileman died in 1864 and his sons James & Charles took over the business.  


Formerly: Knight & Wileman

Subsequently: J & C Wileman


Marks and initials used on ware for identification:


H Wileman

the place name FOLEY often occurs with the mark 



Etruscan is the pattern name

the same pattern and mark style was used by the 
predecessors Elkin Knight & Bridgwood


H Wileman
Stone China

This mark follows the same style
of J K Knight and Knight & Wileman 

marks: www.shelley.co.uk 


1879 map showing the Foley Potteries

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