Peel Pottery, Stafford Street Longton

Peel Pottery

"These works originally belonging to Thomas Stirrup, were continued by Bell, Deakin & Proctor; Webb & Walters (1865-7); S. Webb & Co. (1868-72) and John Green, at whose death they passed into the hands of Thomas Hulse (1880-2), and from him to Hulme & Massey (1882-9).

The first three firms originally produced common classes of earthenware. China was added by Webb & Walters, and later made alone. It was of more than average excellence in body, and of various styles of decoration. Many were richly gilt and the floral and other decorations carefully painted.

In 1887 the works passed into the hands of R. V. Wildblood; and in 1888, the style was Wildblood & Heath. From 1899 to 1927, the title was Wildblood, Heath & Sons (Ltd)."

Jewitt's Ceramic Art of Great Britain 1800-1900. 



From To Occupier Comments
c.1798 c.1818 Thomas Stirrup Probably in partnership as Stirrup & Beardmore from c.1809+
c.1818 c.1865 Bell, Deakin & Proctor
1865 1869 Webb & Walters


1878 map showing the Peel Pottery China Works on Stafford Street, Longton 



1927 photo of Longton Town Centre 
the Market Hall is outlined in blue and the Peel Pottery in red

- Britain from Above


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