marble archMarble Arch Cottage, Marble Arch, King Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6HD

This is one of the most iconic buildings in Knutsford, and 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 in the early Eighteenth Century.”

It was The Angel until about 1710: the mounting block can still be noted. In Cranford, Lord Maulever stayed here while visiting Captain Brown.

It is a Grade II* listed building with a central arched entry leading to the rear yard.

It is a private home, so this is a unique opportunity to enjoy a guided tour of parts of the interior and exterior.

Opening Times

  • Thursday 7 September: 12:00-15:00
  • Saturday 9 September: 10:00-12:00

Booking Details

Pre-booking: Required
Booking opens: 11 August 2017
Booking closes: 4 September 2017


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.

Additional information

Max 10 people per tour/session. There is no parking on site.