Marble Arch Cottage, Marble Arch, King Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6HD
This is one of the most iconic buildings in Knutsford. The blue plaque outside proclaims ‘This was once a coaching inn, thought to have been known as The Mermaid. It then became The Angel before the inn’s removal to the opposite side of the street.’
It remained The Angel until about 1710: the mounting block can still be noted.
Fans of Mrs Gaskell will be interested to know that in ‘Cranford’, Lord Maulever stayed here while visiting Captain Brown whose own “humble household could not entertain such an august personage.”
It is a private home, so this is a special opportunity to enjoy a guided tour given by the owners themselves.
Sunday 9 September: Tours 1030-1115 & 1145-1230
Booking opens: 12 August 2018 10:00
Booking closes: 4 September 2018 17:00
This is a private family home. Visitors should wear appropriate footwear (no heavy boots/stilettos). Pre-booking is essential. In the advent of adverse weather, the site visit may be cancelled. Access to first floor is via stairs only.
Max 12 people per tour/session. Max 10 people per tour/session. There is no parking on site.