Mary Russell Mitford
(1787-1855)

Died aged c. 68

Mary Russell Mitford (16 December 1787 – 10 January 1855) was an English author and dramatist. She was born at Alresford, Hampshire. She is best known in English literature for Our Village. This series of sketches of village scenes and vividly drawn characters was based upon life in Three Mile Cross, a hamlet in the parish of Shinfield, near Reading in Berkshire, where she lived.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

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Mary Russell Mitford (1787-1855) distinguished authoress of "Our Village" resided here during here girlhood

Kendrick View Dental Practice, 39 London Road, Reading, United Kingdom where they was

Mary Russell Mitford born here 1787 died 1855

Broad Street, New Alresford, United Kingdom where they was born (1787)

This house occupies part of the site of what was originally known as the Great House of Lyme Regis. Here lodged in the summer of 1773 William Pitt (1708-1778), first Earl of Chatham, the great War Minister of George II, and his son William Pitt (1759-1806), the great Prime Minister of George III. Also for some months in 1796-1797 it was the home of Mary Russell Mitford (1787-1855) essayist & dramatist

Boots, 45 Broad Street, Lyme Regis, United Kingdom where they stayed (1796-1797)