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Charlotte Bronte (1816-55)

The photo is of North Lees Hall, in the Peak National Park. The building's most celebrated tenants were the Eyre family, who occupied the hall between 1750 and 1882. It was Charlotte Bronte who, after a visit to North Lees Hall in 1845, brought the Eyre family name to public notice with the publication of her novel Jane Eyre

It now belongs to the Vivat Trust and can be rented for holiday accommodation.
North Lees Hall
Thomas Bewick (1753-1828) visited the spa at Buxton for his `rheumatic gout' in 1826 and again in 1828.

E.J. Oxenham (1880-1960) holidayed in the Yorkshire/Derbyshire borders

Samuel Johnson (1709-84) M at S. Werburgh's Church, Derby, on the corner of Friargate, in the Queen Anne Chapel in 1735. Johnson often visited Ashbourne, the home of the Revd. John Taylor, a friend from schooldays. Taylor lived at the Mansion, now the boarding house of the Grammar School. He also stayed at The Green Man, which boasts a Boswell Room. He visited Tissington, four miles north of Ashbourne, in late 1739, visiting the Maynells of Bradley and the FitzHerberts at Tissington Hall.

John Cowper Powys (1872-1963) John Cowper Powys was born in Shirley, Derbyshire

P. G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) went to school at Repton.


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