Posted on: October 31st, 2016 by webfooted

See the Potteries List section for the St Philip’s Pottery 3 and the Temple Back Pottery 2

St Philip’s Pottery 3
By 1810, when they first appear in the Port Books, Henry Yabbicom I’s sons, Henry Yabbicom II and Thomas Bawn Yabbicom, had established a Pottery in Avon Street manufacturing stone ware.  It seems likely that they shared the same premises as their father who carried on his own Pottery at the same time, and they are both referred to as St Philip’s Pottery 3.

c1810-36 Henry Yabbicom II and Thomas Bawn Yabbicom ran the St Philip’s Pottery 3, the firm trading as H & T Yabbicom.

In 1837 Edward Yabbicom replaced Thomas Bawn Yabbicom in the partnership.

1837-42 Henry Yabbicom II and Edward Yabbicom ran the St Philip’s Pottery 3, the firm trading as H & E Yabbicom.

The Pottery closed in 1842, on Edward yabbicom’s death, with Henry Yabbicom II concentrating his production at the Temple Back Pottery 2.  The Pottery was advertised to let in 1844 and it seems to have been taken over by William Henry Pardoe in 1847.

Temple Back Pottery 2

1843-62 Henry Yabbicom II was operating the Temple Back Pottery 2.

The Pottery was advertised for sale in 1861 and the remaining stock was advertised in March 1862. The Pottery then appears to have closed.


Born c1786 in Westbury-on-Trym, the son of Henry Yabbicom I and the brother of Edward Yabbicom and Thomas Bawn Yabbicom.

1809 Henry Yabbicom, aged 23, potter, Redcross Street, Bristol Volunteer (BRO L3, Militia List).
1810-48 H & T Yabbicom, Yabbicom & Co., and H. Yabbicom were exporting stoneware, including stone bottles and sugar moulds, to Waterford, Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Bordeaux, Guernsey and Jersey (PB-EXP).
1812 H & T Yabbicom, manufacturer of crucibles and brown stoneware, Avon Street (MD).
1813-23 H & T Yabbicom, manufacturers of brown stone ware, Avon Street (MD).
1824-36 H & T Yabbicom, manufacturers of brown stone ware and improved water pipes, Avon Street (MD).
 1837-42 H & E Yabbicom, manufacturers of brown stone ware and improved water pipes, pantiles and fire bricks, Avon Street (MD).
1843-49 Henry Yabbicom, brown stone ware, improved water pipes, pantile and fire bricks, chimney pots, Temple Back. Residence: Broad Plain (MD).
1850-53 Henry Yabbicom, manufacturer of brown stone ware, water pipes, tiles, chimney pots, etc., Temple Back. Residence: 23 King Square (MD).
1854-62 Henry Yabbicom, brown stone ware manufacturer, Temple Back (MD).
1827 5 Apr. He was noted as a potter of St Philip’s in his aunt, Elizabeth Yabbicom’s will (PRO Prob 11/1911).
1832 Henry Yabbicom, junior, Cheese Lane and house, Broad Plain (P).
1832 & 34 Henry Yabbicom, junior, Pottery, Cheese Lane (BRO 4736, List of Electors).
1835 Henry Yabbicom, Cheese Lane (P).
1836 Henry Yabbicom, junior, land and buildings, Cheese Lane or Avon Street (List of Electors).
1837 Henry yabbicom, potter, Cheese Lane (P).
1837-42 H & E. Yabbicom, manufacturers of brown stone ware, and improved water pipes, pantile and fire brick, Avon Street (MD).
1839 25 Apr. Noted as a potter of Broad Plain when his son Henry (born 28 Mar 1839) was baptised. Wife: Eliza (PPR).
1841 Henry Yabbicom, potter, Broad Plain (P).
1841 Potter, Broad Plain, St Philip’s parish (50), living with his brother Edward (45), potter, both born in Gloucestershire (41C).
1842 25 Jan. Noted as a potter of Broad Plain when his son Thomas Henry (born 29 Dec 1841), was baptised (PPR).
1851 Earthenware manufacturer, widower, King Square, St James’s parish (65), born in Westbury-on-Trym, living with his children Thomas H. (9), and Eliza J. Coyte (20), born in Modbury, Devon, and his sister Mary E. Cox, widow and annuitant (66), born in Westbury-on-Trym. Servant: Jane Counsel (23) (51C).
1852 Henry Yabbicom, stoneware potter, King Square, Temple parish (P).
1861 Potter (master), 23 Kings Square, St James’s parish (75) (61C).
1861 16 Feb. ‘Temple Meads, Bristol. Valuable premises for sale by private treaty … 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 buildings are convenient for the present or any similar trade, or might readily be adapted for other purposes, and the situation of the land for all trade operations is most excellent’ (Bristol Mercury).
1862 13 Feb. ‘To millwrights and others. To be sold, very cheap, two large crushing mills. Apply to Mr Yabbicom, Pottery, Temple Backs’ (Western Daily Press).
1862 20 Mar. ‘To spirit, oil and colour merchants, earthenware dealers, and others. To be sold, at a very great reduction in price, in 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 redware chimney and garden pots and stands. Apply Mr Yabbicom, Pottery, Temple Backs’ (Western Daily Press).
1871 Annuitant, widower, boarding at 4 Spring Hill, St James and St Paul parish (85) (71C).
1875 21 Dec. Described as a gentleman, he died at 11 Stokes Croft, Bristol, having formerly lived at 1 Spring Hill, King Square, St James and St Paul parish. His will was proved on 25 January 1876 by his son, Thomas Henry Yabbicom of Ross Villa, Cotham Road, Westbury-on-Trym, a civil engineer. Effects valued at under £2,000 (PRO Calendar of Wills and Administrations).
Rate book entries:

1833  Cheese Lane and Avon Street Henry Yabbicom Pottery £20 (BRO EP/A/47-St Philip’s Church Rate)


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