Location & prior use

The pottery was located in the village of Kingkerswell, Devon. This is on the right hand side of the A380, just after Newton Abbot on the way to Torquay.

This map from the 1920?s shows the location.

Aller Vale pottery site in Kingskerswell Devon, close in Aller Vale pottery site in Kingskerswell Devon, larger

The site was previously known as J Phillips & Co Newton Abbot, making stoneware for drainage and other building materials. A chimney-pot is shown below:-

J Phillips & Co Chimney-pot J Phillips & Co Mark on Chimney-pot

Newspaper articles indicate that Terracotta ware was shown at exhibitions in 1880, shown below are an example of terracotta ware and several stoneware and saltglazed items.