(documents give the address variously as 123 or 125 Temple Street)
Summary of operating dates and proprietors
|James Alsop I.
|Charles Price I, trading as Price and Read.
|Charles Price I.
|Charles Price I and Charles Price II, trading as Charles Price and Son.
|Charles Price I, Charles Price II and Joseph Read Price, trading as Charles Price and Sons.
|Charles Price II and Joseph Read Price.
|Joseph Read Price, Charles Price III and Samuel Newell Price and Alfred Newell Price, trading as Joseph and Charles Price and Brothers.
The pottery is not mentioned after 1869 and production was transferred to the St Thomas Street Pottery 2.
It is not known when James Alsop I established the pottery, but he was listed in the directories as a potter or brown stone potter in Temple Street from 1781. However he had been paying rates on a property in Temple Street from at least 1776 so it is possible that the pottery had been operating from that date. In 1804 Alsop moved to the St Thomas Street Pottery 1 and his pottery in Temple Street was taken over by Charles Price I, who had previously been working next door at the 124 Temple Street Pottery. The firm traded as Price and Read although Joseph Read had died in 1803.
The Price family took over the St Thomas Street Pottery 2 in 1809, but they continued to use the 125 (or 123) Temple Street Pottery until 1869. For the full history of Price’s potteries see under the St Thomas Street Pottery 2.
Stoneware vessels of all kinds, including patent water pipes.