The Sutherland Works – Historic Longton Pottery and Visitor Centre.

Louis Taylor is delighted to offer for sale or to let this Grade-II-listed pottery works on Normacot Lane in Longton.

Forming part of the area’s treasured ceramics heritage, the potworks dates back to c1850 and incorporates an original bottle kiln. Synonymous with the region’s industrial past, this is where the last ever firing of a bottle kiln with coal was organised by the Gladstone Museum, special dispensation was given by the City Council for this firing which took place in 1978.

The Sutherland Works - Final Firing

The Sutherland Works – final firing in 1978

Home to Hudson & Middleton the traditional brick built building has benefitted from a recent refurbishment, including a beautiful visitor centre, shop and workshop where visitors can observe potters at work.

Carefully restored, the façade features a stuccoed moulded entrance arch with a pot garland as keystone, round arched windows and blue brick dressings.


Sutherland Works – stuccoed moulded entrance arch

The property offers unique opportunities to pottery companies and entrepreneurs. The visitor centre and shop have been fitted out to a high standard and would suit immediate reopening. From a development perspective – the building lends itself beautifully to conversion to smaller business units (subject to planning).




Covering approximately 26,542 Sq Ft (2,465.86 m2) on a site of 0.45 acres (0.18 ha) the Sutherland Works is located in a predominantly industrial area within the Longton Building and Improvement Scheme area where concerted efforts have been made in recent years to regenerate the area, including the new Centre of Refurbishment Excellence(CORE) facility, which is a converted pottery development in partnership between industry, the City Council, local College and the Building Research Establishment, to provide exhibition space and a National Training Facility for the Building Industry. The regeneration of the area has also included the development of the former Gladstone China Works into the Gladstone Pottery Museum.


The Sutherland Works - 1910

The Sutherland Works – 1910


For further details and to book an exclusive viewing please contact Patrick J Doherty FRICS on or call 01782 260222.



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