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- Beatrix Potter 1866 - 1943 Renowned children's story teller, author and artist of the famous Peter Rabbit book. Beatrix's maternal grandparents John and Jane Leech bought the Gorse Hall Estate after their marriage and built the Gorse Hall Mansion which was demolished in 1910. Born in London, Beatrix in later life made several visits to her grandparents and recorded her fond memories of the place. Unveiled by John Heelis OBE, great nephew of Beatrix Potter's husband William Heelis on 23rd November 1999.
- Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
- Gorse Hall Estate, Stalybridge
This plaque marks the home of Beatrix Potter's grandparents, which Potter visisted a number of times.