Posted on: October 15th, 2016 by webfooted

See the Potteries List section for the Pipe Lane Pottery.

Pipe Lane Pottery

William Hutchings II was in partnership with his father in the Pipe Lane Pottery from at least 1873 and ran the Pottery after his father’s death in 1878.

1873-1906 William Hutchings II ran the Pipe Lane Pottery.

From 1883 it seems he may have been in partnership with George Hutchings who was possibly his brother.

The Pottery then closed.


Born c1846 in Bedminster, the son of William Hutchings I and possibly the brother of George Hutchings (51C).

1871 No occupation, living with his parents and siblings at 31 West Redcliffe Parade, St Mary Redcliffe parish (25) (71C).
1873-80 William Hutchings and Son, red ware manufacturers, Pipe Lane and St Philip’s Marsh (MD, WD).
1878 12 Oct. ‘Mr William Hutchings, late of St Philip’s Marsh, brick and tile manufacturer, deceased … orders will be executed as usual at the manufactory, but the red ware pottery trade will be continued by the deceased’s son Mr William Hutchings, at Temple Back’ (Western Daily Press).
1879 9 Jan. Possibly it was Hutchings’ pottery in St Philip’s Marsh that was advertised for sale: ‘Extensive premises in St Philip’s, with steam engine, large yard, front and back entrances, suitable for pottery (lately used as such), glass house, foundry, saw mills, etc.’ (Western Daily Press).
1881-82 William Hutchings, stoneware pottery, Pipe Lane (WD).
1881 Red ware potter, 7 Leicester Place, Clifton (35), living with his sister Elizabeth (37), who was living on income from property (81C).
1882 17 Jun. ‘To potters. Wanted, a steady man, to make small ware garden pots. Apply Pipe Lane Pottery, Temple Back’ (Western Daily Press).
1883 W. & G. Hutchings, Pipe Lane, Temple (WD).
1884-1900 William Hutchings & Co., Pottery, Pipe Lane, Temple Backs (WD).
1891 Red ware manufacturer, employer, 43 Springfield Road, St Andrew’s parish (45), living with his brother-in-law Alfred Campbell, a commercial clerk, who had married his sister, Annie (91C).
1899 14 Jun. ‘To potters. Wanted, at once, good all-round red ware thrower. Pipe Lane Pottery’ (Western Daily Press).
1901 Red ware manufacturer, employer, 43 Sydenham Hill, St Andrew’s parish, Montpelier (55), living with his brother-in-law Alfred Campbell (01C).
1901 5 Oct. ‘To pottery manufacturers and others. Freehold pottery and piece of land in Pipe Lane, Temple … Messrs C.H. Tucker & Co. are instructed by the trustees of the above estate to offer for sale … all that freehold property known as ‘The Pottery’, Pipe Lane, Temple … now and for many years past in the occupation of Mr Wm. Hutchins (whose lease expires on the 31 day of December next) at the yearly rent of £45.  Also all that piece of freehold land at the rear of the Pottery, and let to the same tenant on an annual tenancy at the yearly rate of £12.10s.  The old pottery premises comprise 2 kilns, moulding loft, drying shed, store rooms, and various sheds and buildings, with small office at entrance; and the piece of land in the rear … has been used by the tenant of the pottery for storing clay, etc. … All the machinery and plant are the property of the tenant’ (Western Daily Press).
1901-06 William Hutchings & Co., manufacturers of all kinds of garden and fancy pots and red ware, Pottery, Pipe Lane, Victoria Street (WD).
1911 Red ware pottery agent, 43 Sydenham Hill, St Andrew’s parish (65), living with his brother-in-law Alfred Campbell (11C).

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