Elizabeth Gaskell's House, 84 Plymouth Grove

Elizabeth Gaskell's House, 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, Greater Manchester M13 9LW View on map

Grade II* detached regency style villa. The writer Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-65) lived in this house from 1850, and it is here that all but the first of her books were written. The exterior and interior restoration was completed in October 2014, and further work to the coach house has now been completed.

Opening Arrangements

Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 11.0am - 4.30pm and at other times by appointment. Closed Christmas and New Year.

Admission Charges

  • Adult: £5
  • Child: Free under 16
  • Other Charges: £4 concessions


Approximately one mile from the city centre, A6 Stockport Road, then A5184 Plymouth Grove. Good signage Rail: Manchester Piccadilly (approximately 1½ miles). Bus: Nos 192, 197 and 157 run on various days of the week.

Parking Spaces


Parking on Swinton Grove free for up to 3 hours