Mary Linwood blue plaque in Leicester

Mary Linwood 1756-1845 eminent needlework artist lived near this site at 'The Priory', Belgrave Gate.

Mary Linwood (1755–1845) was a needle woman who exhibited her worsted embroidery or crewel embroidery in Leicester and London, and was the school mistress of a private school later known as Mary Linwood Comprehensive School. In 1790, she received a medal from the Society of Arts.

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