Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) renowned children's story teller, author and artist famous for Peter Rabbit book. Beatrix's maternal grandparents John and Jane Leech bought the Gorse Hall Estate after their marriage and built the Gorse Hall Mansion which was demolished in 1910. Born in London, Beatrix in later life made several visits to her grand parents and recorded her fond memories of theplace.
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by Tameside Metropolitan Borough on 23 November 1999