Posted on: October 9th, 2016 by webfooted

See the Potteries List section for the St Philip’s Pottery 7.

They took over the Pottery from John T. Spokes II who had given up the business in 1886 or 1887.

1888-90 Cooper & Co. ran the St Philip’s Pottery 7.

The Pottery was purchased by the Great Western Railway in 1890 and then demolished.


1887 8 Aug. ‘For sale, flower pots, rhubarb and seakale pots from one dozen to 50,000. The oldest redware establishment in the west of England. Avonside Pottery, Avon Street’ (Western Daily Press).
1888-90 Cooper & Co., red ware potters, Avon Street, St Philip’s parish (WD).
1888 24 Mar. ‘Potters wanted, thoroughly good setter and burner. Sober and good character. Avonside Redware Pottery’ (Western Daily Press).
1888 29 Feb. ‘For sale, light, useful dog cart, good condition. Cooper & Co’s Pottery, Avon Street’ (Western Daily Press).
1889 1 Jun. Cooper and Company of the Avon Pottery, had a horse entered in the Bristol Horse Parade (Western Daily Press).
1890 31 May. ‘Avonside Pottery, Avon Street and Barton Road, St Philip’s. Instructions received from Messrs Cooper & Co. (in consequence of the GWR Company having acquired the property for the extension of the Bristol Joint Station) to sell by auction … the whole of the stock of redware pottery, comprising flower pots (plain and ornamental) in all sizes, rustic garden vases, chimney pots and caps, rhubarb and seakale pots, garden vases, etc., red glazed ware, sundry vases for painting, etc., a quantity of timber and sundry potter’s appliances. Also two spring carts, coal cart, hand-cart, wheelbarrows, etc, three sets of cart harness and … a capital bay mare … ‘ (Western Daily Press).
1890 18 Jun. ‘By order of the Great Western and Midland Railway Companies and the Corporation of the City of Bristol. Avonside Pottery, Avon Street and Barton Road, St Philip’s. Builders, ironmongers and others … to sell by auction … the whole of the various buildings, forming the Avonside Pottery, including the two kilns (to come down), the horizontal engine and boiler, clay mill, potters’ wheels, heating apparatus, wrought iron tack, lead mill, kiln bands, etc. The whole will have to be cleared within ten days of the sale’ (Western Daily Press).

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