Elizabeth Gaskell

Died aged 55

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (née Stevenson; 29 September 1810 – 12 November 1865), often referred to as Mrs Gaskell, was an English novelist, biographer and short story writer. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of Victorian society, including the very poor. Her work is of interest to social historians as well as readers of literature. Her first novel, Mary Barton, was published in 1848. Gaskell's The Life of Charlotte Brontë, published in 1857, was the first biography of Charlotte Brontë. In this biography, she wrote only of the moral, sophisticated things in Brontë's life; the rest she omitted, deciding certain, more salacious aspects were better kept hidden. Among Gaskell's best known novels are Cranford (1851–53), North and South (1854–55), and Wives and Daughters (1865), all having been adapted for television by the BBC.

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Commemorated on 11 plaques

Mrs Elizabeth Gaskell 1810-1865 novelist born here

93 Cheyne Walk, Kensington and Chelsea, SW10, London, United Kingdom where they was born (1810)

First School and Chapel House built here 1734. Early meeting place of Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society founded 1781. Elizabeth Gaskell (1810 - 1865) worshipped here.

Chapel Walks, Cross Street, Manchester, United Kingdom where they worshipped

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (1810 - 1865) Novelist and Authoress of 'Mary Barton', 'Cranford' and many other works lived here (1849 - 1865).

84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, United Kingdom where they lived (1849-1865)

Portico Library - 1806 Thomas Harrison architect (1744-1829) Richard Cobden John Dalton Elizabeth Gaskell Sir Robert Peel Thomas de Quincey Peter Mark Roget were readers here

Charlotte Street, Manchester, United Kingdom where they read

Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) novelist and biographer stayed here in 1859

1 Abbey Terrace, Whitby, United Kingdom where they stayed (1859)

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.

Unitarian Chapel, Brook Street, Knutsford, United Kingdom where they was buried (1865)

This plaque was placed here on the occasion of Mrs. Gaskell's 150th. birth anniversary, Sept. 29th. 1960 and to record that this tower was erected to the memory of Mrs. Gaskell by Mr. R. H. Watt in March 1907

King Street, Knutsford, United Kingdom where they is commemorated

Hollingford House, formerly Church House – home of Elizabeth Gaskell’s Uncle, Dr. Peter Holland and his daughters, Lucy and Mary, thought to be the models for Miss Matty and Miss Jenkyns characters in Mrs Gaskell’s ‘Cranford’.

Arhur Lee, Toft Road, Knutsford, United Kingdom where they inspired

Festival of Britain 1951 This chapel was opened for the worship of God by dissenters on the passing of the Toleration Act. 1689. Mrs. Gaskell. The Authoress. was a member of the congregation and is buried in the chapelyard.

King Street, Knutsford, United Kingdom where they was buried (1865) and worshipped

Heathwaite House. Childhood home of Elizabeth Gaskell the authoress. 1810-1865

17 Gaskell Avenue, Knutsford, United Kingdom where they lived

Gaskell Memorial Tower Built in 1907 Designed for Richard Harding Watt. Dedicated to Elizabeth Gaskell the 19th century author.

King Street, Knutsford, United Kingdom where they was