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Barton Hill Pottery

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of Queen Ann Road, Barton Hill, Bristol.

Red earthenware pottery that manufactured utilitarian domestic crockery, horticultural wares and chimney pots.

1804-09 Owned and founded by Josiah Duffett (1756-1830).

1809-35 Owned and run by James Duffett I (1788-1861, son of Josiah Duffett).

1836-55 Run by James Duffett II (1812-81, son of James Duffett I).

1849 James Duffett II declared bankrupt.

1856-63 Owned and run by William Hutchings (1812-78).

1865-86 Owned and run by Alfred Niblett (1841-1918).

1887 Run by Stephen Hollister (1851-1925).

1888 Niblett was declared bankrupt on the 26 October. The pottery was subsequently occupied by the scrap-metal merchant Harris Bros. and in 1924 the building was converted into a firelighter, candle and polish factory factory for the grocery chain Pybus Brothers.

1940 Factory burnt down.

2013 Site of the pottery archaeologically excavated by Bristol and Region Archaeological Services.

See Also


Sources of Information

Mason, C. 2017 Barton Hill Pottery and the post-medieval redware industry in Bristol, Post-Medieval Archaeology 51,

Reg Jackson Bristol Potters and Potteries