Records of Wellington Pottery, pottery manufacturers, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Specimen sheet, 19th century;
  • Price and size list, 19th century.

Administrative / Biographical History

Adam Cubie, who was succeeded by Adam C Williamson, established the  Wellington Pottery in  1797  at 50 Wesleyan Street, Gallowgate, Glasgow , where, by 1889, it covered a 4,000 square yard site and employed around 50 people. The company later relocated to 604 Gallowgate Street, Glasgow, and by 1929 was operating at North Canal Bank Street, Glasgow. The pottery specialised in ornamental flower pots and vases which were traded all over the UK. The company appears to have ceased trading in the mid-20th century prior to 1953.

Glasgow of Today: the Metropolis of the North(London, 1888)


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

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Acquisition Information

Acquired by Glasgow University Archive Services at some point before 1977 prior to formal accessioning procedures

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Additional Information

Fonds level compiled by Jenny Bunn, Assistant Archivist, 11 February 2000; Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 6 December 2002; Lower levels compiled by Alma Topen, Senior Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 20 May 2014.


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