Temple Back Pottery 2

Posted on: September 19th, 2016 by webfooted

Temple Back (originally known as Commercial Road), Temple parish.

Summary of operating dates and proprietors

1806-1810 Roger Yabbicom and Henry Yabbicom I.
1810-1842 Henry Yabbicom I.
1843-1862 Henry Yabbicom II.

The pottery closed

From 1806 the directories listed Roger Yabbicom and Henry Yabbicom I, trading as Yabbicom and Son, as operating both the St Philip’s Pottery 3 and their new pottery in Temple Back.  Roger Yabbicom died in March 1810 and the Temple Back Pottery 2 was then carried on by Henry Yabbicom I, producing sugar, chimney and garden pots.

The pottery was insured with the Sun Insurance in 1821 when it was described as ‘Henry Yabbicom of Bristol, potter. On his set of pot works in one building in the parish of Temple … stone and tiled (a stove therein) £800, stock and utensils therein only £100. Stable, counting houses and warehouse all adjoining near £100’.

The St Philip’s Pottery 3 closed in 1842 on Edward Yabbicom’s death, with Henry Yabbicom II, the son of Henry Yabbicom I, taking over the Temple Back Pottery 2 and concentrating production there.  He was described in the directories as a manufacturer of brown stone ware, improved water pipes, pantiles, firebricks and chimney pots.

In February 1861 it was probably Yabbicom’s pottery that was advertised for sale described as: ‘most eligible land, with the erections thereon, at Temple Backs … for very many years past and now occupied as a pottery, with a frontage of 250 feet, and 56 feet in depth, and immediately contiguous to the termini of the Great Western, Midland and Bristol and Exeter Railways …’.  The pottery does not seem to have sold as in February 1862 Yabbicom was advertising: ‘To millwrights and others. To be sold, very cheap, two large crushing mills’ and in March of the same year ‘To spirit, oil and colour merchants, earthenware dealers, and others. To be sold, at a very great reduction in price, the consequence of the owner declining the business, a quantity of stoneware goods, glazed inside and out with the new improved glaze; also a quantity of red ware chimney and garden pots and stands. Apply Mr Yabbicom, Pottery, Temple Backs’.

The pottery closed in 1862 and does not appear to have operated again after that date.

Wares produced

Stonewares, improved water pipes, red ware chimney pots, garden pots, stands, pantiles and fire bricks.

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