c. 1910 2 Antique Vitrex "Stratton Lecture Hall" Plates, Cornwall, UK
Stratton, Cornwall (or Strasnedh in Cornish) is a small town near Bude in north Cornwall, England settled during Roman times. In early English the name means "village on a Roman road." Stratton was also the name of one of the ten ancient counties or shires of Cornwall in early times. In the 19th and early 20th century, the old "Stratton Lecture Hall" was alive with many arts events, speakers, protests, and political and religious events, of which news can be found in early newspapers. The stone lecture hall, with slate roof, was built about 1830. Today Stratton and Bude are combined to form the Parish of Bude-Stratton.
Here we have 2 clean old clean, heavy and solid blue and white circa 1910 plates. They have a single transferware design advertising the "Stratton Lecture Hall" in Cornwall. The mark reads A. Jay & Sons Ltd., London, England. They are also deeply impressed with the maker "Woods." The Wood & Sons pottery business was founded in 1865 by Absalom Wood and his son T. F. Wood. These are 2 later ironstone pieces made by Woods Co. but distributed by Jay.
A. Jay & Sons was known for selling commercial ironstone dinnerwares for schools, parishes, churches and the like, which they called Vitrex or Vitrified Vitrex. They were located in London and worked with the Woods firm. The founder was Alfred Jay & his sons.
Condition is most excellent on each. Click images to see the condition in very close up and movable views. They were found in Totnes, Devon England with other church, hall council and parish related china on our site. These were the only 2 Stratton pieces found. A great old historical Stratton souvenir set. The price is for 2.
Size: 7.25 inches each (two)
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