Hollingwood House Arthur LeeArthur Lee Furniture, Hollingford House, Toft Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0PD

This Georgian period town house, now Arthur Lee Interiors, was once the home of Elizabeth Gaskell’s uncle, Dr Peter Holland and his daughters Lucy and Mary who are thought to be models for the Miss Matty and Miss Jenkyns characters in Mrs Gaskell’s ‘Cranford’.

Built c.1760 on the site of an earlier dwelling it was originally known as ‘Church House’
Arthur Lee purchased the property in 1929. The property has been in the family’s ownership ever since.

A special exhibition of photographs and plans showing the history of Hollingwood House and its links to Elizabeth Gaskell will be on display.

Opening Times

  • Thursday 7 September: Display open 10:00-17:00
  • Friday 8 September: Display open 10:00-17:00
  • Saturday 9 September: Display open 10:00-17:00

Booking Details

No booking required


Ramp access from the drive into the property.