Location and period of operation:
Bailey & Bevington
China, Stoneware and Parian manufacturers, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
Mr Bailey joined John Bevington at the Swan Works, Elm Street, Hanley c.1867. John Bevington had been a partner (from c.1856) with his father Samuel Bevington. John carried on the works after his fathers retirement and death in 1863.
Probably the works were divided because in 1866-70 the works were recorded as being in the hands of W. L. Evans & Co (the '& Co' probably includes John Bevington).
Also Bailey, Murrells & Co are recorded as having the works in 1863-64
Together Mr Bailey and John Bevington took from Wilkinson & Co the Kensington Works in St. James Street, Broad Street, Hanley. Mr. Bailey retired in 1872 and John Bevington carried on the works until his death in 1892.
more on the Bevington family of potters
advert for Bailey and Bevington at the Elm Street Works, Hanley
from 1867 Keates trade directory
adverts kindly supplied by:
R.K. Henrywood "Staffordshire Potters, 1781-1900"
London Gazette, February 7 1868
notice of the dissolution of the partnership
between John Bailey, John Bevington and Lewis Bradley
the Kensington Works in St. James Street
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Mr Bailey and John Bevington took from Wilkinson & Co
the Kensington Works in St. James Street, off Broad Street, Hanley.
Mr. Bailey retired in 1872 and John Bevington carried on
the works until his death in 1892.
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