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Plymouth Grove

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Plymouth Grove was the home of Elizabeth Gaskell, the author of Cranford as well as many other 19th century books.

The house was built prior to the Gaskell family renting it but it has been restored and furnished in the style of their time and the paint and wallpaper was carefully researched from the layers of paint remaining on the door frames and fragments of paper hidden for years under painted woodchip.

 Our guided tour was done by Frank Galvin, who although now retired, was once the Stockport museum curator who worked on Staircase House and a friend to the Trust.

Most of the items in the house are there for you to touch and the tearoom in the basement added to a very pleasant trip out.

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