Cotton and Barlow


Location and period of operation:

Cotton & Barlow





Earthenware manufacturer at the Coronation Works, Commerce Street, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, England

  • William Cotton was in partnership with Thomas Waterhouse Barlow as earthenware manufacturers from 1850. 

  • In February 1857 the partnership was dissolved and Thomas W Barlow continued on his own as T W Barlow  


Subsequently: T W Barlow

The London Gazette
24th February 1857

Notice of the dissolution of the partnership between
 William Cotton and Thomas Waterhouse Barlow



jug in the Medina pattern


plate in the Medina pattern

the Medina pattern was one of the main transferware patterns produced by Cotton and Barlow


spatter ware plate by Cotton & Barlow 

Marks used on ware for identification:

C & B

Medina is the pattern name

C & B  -printed
Cotton and Barlow


Cotton and Barlow

1857 map showing the Coronation Place Pottery
on Commerce Street, Longton 


- click for photo of the works in 1937 

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