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Littlethorpe Potteries in England

      Littlethorpe, North Yorkshire, England
Tel: (01765) 603786
E-Mail: litpot@supanet.com

Earthenware pottery from clay deposits on site. All work that is carried out on site is with equipment dating back to 1831. James Foxton founded the clay works in 1831. Initially the site was predominately concerned with the production of tiles and bricks for the Foxton’s family building business, with the pottery arm of the site producing brown earthenware. James Foxton died in October 1842 (aged 75) and as he was predeceased by his five children, the Foxton name was temporary removed from the active management of the site, while the works were leased. In 1850, with the economic boost received by the opening of the Leeds & Thirsk Railway in 1849 and the repeal of the brick tax, the Foxton family name was again associated with the site in the form of James and Thomas Foxton, grandsons of James Foxton, the site's founder..........

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