The Doulton stoneware pothouse in Lambeth: excavations at 9 Albert Embankment, London
Excavations revealed one of the Lambeth ‘pothouses’ of the Doulton company. This small pottery factory made stoneware bottles and other vessels between the 1870s and 1926, the majority of which were used as packaging for ginger beer, ink and other products. Five pottery kilns were uncovered and still contained vessels and parts of the kiln structure, enabling a fascinating study of both the products and the manufacturing process. The site is set in its historical context, with essays examining the Lambeth stoneware industry and the links between Henry Doulton and other Victorian social reformers such as Edwin Chadwick and Joseph Cowen. A 19th-century soap works that preceded Doulton’s pothouse is also discussed.
Authors: Kieron Tyler, with John Brown, Terence Paul Smith, Lucy Whittingham
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Series: Archaeology Studies Series 15
Published by: MoLAS 2005. ISBN 1-901992-63-2. Pb63pp. 69 bl/wh ills.
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