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Suffolk HER Number (Pref. Ref.):LWT 038
Unique number (MonUID):MSF18195
Type of Record:Monument
Parish:LOWESTOFT, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK
NGR:TM 54 93

Summary

Lowestoft Porcelain Factory, kilns etc.

Monument Types

Associated Finds

  • KILN FURNITURE (18th century to 19th century - 1701 AD to 1800 AD)
  • KILN WASTE (18th century to 19th century - 1701 AD to 1800 AD)
  • MOULD (18th century to 19th century - 1701 AD to 1800 AD)
  • POTTERY (18th century to 19th century - 1701 AD to 1800 AD)

Protected Status: None recorded

Description

Lowestoft Porcelain Factory, kilns etc. Began production circa 1757 (on site of brick or pottery kiln/s in existence by 1756), probably closed down circa 1801. "It was the third-longest-lived English soft-paste porcelain factory after Worcester and Derby." See E Gillingwater, An Historical Account of the Ancient Town of Lowestoft (London 1790), 112-3 and (S1). Was recorded by de la Rochefoucauld in 1784 (see N Scarfe, A Frenchman's Year in Suffolk, 1784, SRS 30, 1988, 215-7)(S3).
Later converted into brewery & malt kiln (Morse's Brewery, acquired by Morgan's Brewery Co Ltd in 1937.
In 1950 Windsor & Newton purchased the property and in 1955 demolished most of the surviving remnants and remains of the kiln.
For details of site and pottery see (S1).

Sources

R1(No record type): Crisp F A, Lowestoft China Factory, 1907 (SSF4213)
S1(No record type): Smith S, Lowestoft Porcelain in Norwich Castle Museum, Vol 1: blue and white & excav' material, 1-23 (SSF21399)
M1Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: copy part (S1) (SSF50072)
R2(No record type): Spelman W W R, Lowestoft China, 1905 (SSF21475)
S2Bibliographic reference: Victoria County History of Suffolk (Vol I 1911; Vol II 1907). VCH, Suffolk 2, 1907, 277-281 (SSF50048)
S3Bibliographic reference: David Butcher. 2008. Lowestoft 1550-1750: Development and Change in a Suffolk Coastal Town. 123 & 321-2 (SSF50261)

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