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HER Number:MDV119028
Name:Baron Pottery, Mill Road, Barnstaple


A pottery was established on Rolle Quay by W.L. Baron in 1893 as a rival business to Brannams. It was taken over by Brannams on his death in 1938 and closed during the Second World War. A plaque in Mill Road marks the site.


Grid Reference:SS 554 334
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPILTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • POTTERY WORKS (Established, XIX - 1893 AD to 1893 AD)

Full description

Brannam, P., 1982, A Family Business - The Story of a Pottery, 9 (Monograph). SDV72968.

A pottery was established on Rolle Quay by W. L. Baron in 1893. Baron left Brannams after a quarrel and ran a rival business until his death in 1938. The pottery then taken over by Brannams until its closure during second World War.

Mills, A., 2017, Baron Pottery, Barnstaple (Correspondence). SDV360156.

A plaque in Mill Road [on the wall by the entrance to Mill Court] is thought to mark the site of Baron's pottery which lasted until 1937 and was taken over by Brannam.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV360156Correspondence: Mills, A.. 2017. Baron Pottery, Barnstaple. Heritage Gateway feedback about Monument ID: MDV19243. Email.
SDV72968Monograph: Brannam, P.. 1982. A Family Business - The Story of a Pottery. A Family Business - The Story of a Pottery. A4 Stapled + Digital. 9.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 29 2019 12:19PM