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Last updated: 1st August 2011


1866–1961 (Inc. 1928)

Manufacturer of bone china tablewares under the ‘Grosvenor China’ trade name. The Jackson & Gosling partnership was established in 1866 at the Grosvenor Works in King St. Fenton, moving to the Grosvenor Works, Gregory St. Longton in 1909.

The business was acquired by Mr. A. E. Hewitt and Mr. Harold J. Plant in the 1920s and was incorporated as Jackson & Gosling Ltd in 1928. The partnership was short-lived and in 1931 the business was merged with that of W. T. Copeland & Sons Ltd, A. E. Hewitt joining Ronald and Gresham Copeland as directors of the enlarged Copeland business. In December 1950 W. T. Copeland & Sons Ltd sold Jackson & Gosling Ltd to Mr. Donald Poole, formerly the production manager and a director of Thomas Poole & Gladstone China Ltd. The Grosvenor Works was sold to Shelleys in 1953 and the factory demolished in the following year.

The Jackson & Gosling Ltd business and Grosvenor China trade name were acquired by the New Chelsea China Co. Ltd (owner possibly Susie Cooper and/or the Plant family) in August 1957. The ‘Grosvenor China’ trade name continued in use and in 1961 a newly formed company Grosvenor China Ltd acquired the Jackson & Gosling Ltd business and took over the New Chelsea China Co. Ltd’s Chelson St. Works.

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