Collingwood & Greatbatch


Location and period of operation:

Collingwood & Greatbatch





China manufacturer at the Crown Works, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • The partners were Charles Collingwood, his brother Arthur Benjamin Collingwood and Thomas Greatbatch

  • Jewitt's Ceramic Art of Great Britain 1878 records: "Crown Works. Messrs. Collingwood & Greatbach manufacture china services, &c., of the commoner classes. The works were formerly carried on by Anderson & Bellamy."

  • At the time of the 1881 census they were recorded as employing 27 Men, 6 Boys and 16 Women

  • In February 1887 Thomas Greatbatch retired from the business which was continued by Charles and Arthur Collingwood


Subsequently: Collingwood Bros (Ltd)  



From Messrs Collingwood & Greatbatch, China Manufacturers
Longton, Staffordshire, Sept. 7th, 1876

Testimony from Collingwood & Greatbatch as to the efficiency of Minton's Patent Ovens

the Minton Archive


Collingwood & Greatbatch
Crown Works, Longton, Staff.,
For Home and Export
Trinket and dejeuner sets, tea and dessert services
in raised jewels and Japanese decoration

Pottery Gazette,  December 1880 


The London Gazette
24 June 1887

notice of the retirement of Thomas Greatbatch from the business 



tray from a dresser set


Collingwood & Greatbatch dresser set

the mark is an impressed crown and C&G on a shield shape 
with 'L' underneath

- the L is for the town of Longton



hand painted Indian Tree pattern - transferware with hand colouring 



Marks and Initials used on ware for identification:


from Godden 'Encyclopedia of British Pottery & Porcelain Marks' 



printed or impressed crown mark with and without the initials G&G 

C & G

sometimes the letter 'L' appears beneath (for the town of Longton) 



1881 census:

Dwelling: 57 Peel St
Census Place: Trentham, Staffordshire, England


Marr | Age | Sex

  Birthplace Occupation
Charles COLLINGWOOD  M 46 M Head Conby, Lincoln China Manufacturer
Mary COLLINGWOOD  M 51 F  Wife Waterford, Ireland  
Theresa COLLINGWOOD  U 13 F  Daur Bermondsy, Middlesex, Scholar
Henrietta COLLINGWOOD  8 F  Daur Longton Scholar
James HUNT U 26 M  Stepson Bermondsy, Middlesex Solicitors Articled Clerk
Agnes HUNT  U 22 F  Stepdaur Bermondsy, Middlesex  
Arthur B. COLLINGWOOD  U 39 M Brother Longton China Manufacturer

on Peel Street


1881 census:

Dwelling: Stallington Lane
Census Place: Stone, Stafford, England


Marr | Age | Sex

  Birthplace Occupation
Thomas GREATBATCH  M 55 M Head Wolstanton China Manufacturer Employing 27 Men 6 Boys And 16 Women
Hannah GREATBATCH  M 59 F Wife Longton China Manufacturers Wife
Arthur Harvey GREATBATCH  U 26 M  Son Fenton Writing Clerk
George Harvey GREATBATCH U 24 M  Son Fenton Mining Surveyor


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