Her rugged moorland describes the Peak DIstrict’s hills and there was even a real Eyre family who once lived in the Hope Valley.
Bronte’s iconic literature is still read more than 250 years later so here are the pictures of the impressive North Lees Hall, which Charlotte Bronte saw when she first arrived in the village, which became the template for Mr Rochester’s ‘Thornfield Hall’.
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1. View above Hathersage
View above Hathersage with Stanedge in background and North Lees Hall (centre right).
2. The inspiration behind the novel
North Lees Hall, Hathersage believed to be the inspiration for Jane Eyre
3. Outside view
An outside view of North Lees Hall in Hathersage
4. The bed where Bronte stayed
Charlotte Bronte is thought to have taken inspiration for Jane Eyre from North Lees Hall
Photo: Andrew Partridge