The Arden Arms Blue Plaque

Elizabeth Raffald’s nephew, George, built the Arden Arms in Millgate.

Elizabeth Raffald (1733-1781) was a businesswoman and writer.

There is a blue plaque at the Arden Arms that reads:

“Elizabeth Raffald. 1733-1781. Author, innovator, entrepreneur, benefactor whose family built this pub in 1815 and who lies buried nearby in St. Mary’s churchyard. Wrote the “The Experienced English Housekeepr in 1769”.

Elizabeth is buried at St Mary’s, Stockport’s Parish Church, in an unmarked grave.

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