Elizabeth Gaskell blue plaque in Knutsford

Brook Street Chapel. This was built following the Act of Toleration of 1689, which allowed Protestant dissenters to worship in their own Chapels. Elizabeth Gaskell, the Novelist, is buried in the graveyard.

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, née Stevenson (29 September 1810 – 12 November 1865), often referred to simply as Mrs Gaskell, was a British novelist and short story writer during the Victorian era. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of society, including the very poor, and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. Gaskell was also the first to write a biography of Charlotte Bronte, The Life of Charlotte Bronte, which was published in 1857.

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