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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1109794



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Hathersage

National Park: PEAK DISTRICT

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-Feb-1985

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 81167

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In the summer of 1845, Charlotte Bronte (1816-55) stayed at the vicarage in Hathersage, visiting her old school friend Ellen Nussey. Whilst there she met the Eyre family and saw their ancestral home, North Lees Hall, where a mad woman had once been kept in an upper room, this providing inspiration for Charlotte Bronte’s first and most famous novel, Jane Eyre (1847). Many places in the novel have been identified with real places in the area such as North Lees Hall being Mr Rochester’s Thornfield Hall, and Hathersage being the village of Morton.


SK 23 81 PARISH OF HATHERSAGE BANK TOP 6/14 The Vicarage and garden walling GV II

Vicarage. Early C19 with mid C19 additions. Coursed squared rubble gritstone with plain gables, quoins, intermediate and end stone ridge stacks, stone slates and concrete tiles. Irregular 'U' plan. South east elevation; two storeys, four bays, that to the south west end an addition. Glazing bar sashes set in flush stone surrounds, the ground floor windows to the north east of the doorway having lost its glazing bars. Two storey canted bay windows to added end bay. Off-centre doorway with quoined surround, heavy stone lintel and a C20 glazed door. Tall garden wall of coursed gritstone with shallow saddleback copings encloses garden to south. The novelist, Charlotte Bronte resided here in 1845, and Hathersage became the model for the settlement Morten in her novel 'Jane Eyre'.

Listing NGR: SK2335481847

This listing was enhanced in 2016 to mark the bicentenary of Charlotte Bronte’s birth.

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National Grid Reference: SK2335481847


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