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Hoults Yard - Old Maling Pottery

Hoults Yard is situated two miles east of the City Centre in Byker ward. It is a 3 hectare complex built in 1878 specifically for the Maling Pottery establishment. It is a large, solidly built structure owned by Hoults Estates Ltd since the 1960s. After the closure of Maling Pottery, the site provided accommodation for Hoults Estates and floorspace rented out to other local businesses, mainly for manufacturing, storage and office uses.


Hoults Yard - Old Maling Pottery

Hoults Yard - Old Maling Pottery

Hoults Yard - Old Maling Pottery

Hoults Yard - Old Maling Pottery

Hoults Yard - Old Maling Pottery

Hoults Yard - Old Maling Pottery

Hoults Yard - Old Maling Pottery

Hoults Yard - Old Maling Pottery


March 2012



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More information:
Maling Pottery - An Introduction
The Maling Collectors' Society
Hoults Yard Formerly The Maling Ford B Pottery
Maling pottery - Wikipedia

4 comments:

Roland said...

Interesting photos of the old Maling pottery, thanks for posting them. I've blogged about them on my British pottery blog - hope you don't mind.

Regards, Roland

ILuvNUFC said...

No problem. :)

I've been meaning to put these photos up for a while now and I'm glad you found them interesting.

ctmaling said...

Hoults actually acquired the premises and the pottery late 1947. Les Dixon (1913-2008) who worked at the pottery from 1927 until closure in 1963, said the takeover came as a complete surprise. The new owners consisted of three brothers and it would be the new Managing Director, Frederick Hoult, who could see the pottery potential and modernised the manufacturing methods, based on a report that he had commissioned from the British Ceramic Manufacturers Federation in 1948. With the modernisation complete and Fred at the helm, the early 1950's saw a healthy recovery in production. Sadly, it wasn't to last much beyond 1954, the year that Frederick Hoult died. With strong foreign competition, lost orders and the fact that the remaining brothers were unable to devote time and effort to the pottery, closure came in June 1963. Thank you for showing your photographs and let us not forget what Maling stands for - The Trade Mark of Excellence!

ILuvNUFC said...

Thanks very much for the info :)