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March 28, 2006


Filed under: Uncategorized — by bronteana @ 11:44 am

The Gossip on JE 2006

Let me make this clear that this is purely gossip at this point. Someone in Derbyshire writes to say they believe that they witnessed filming of the BBC’s new Jane Eyre this weekend at Haddon Hall. It may well be a baseless rumor, but it does look like an ideal Thornfield, does it not?

Haddon Hall is a fortified medieval manor house dating from the 12 th Century, and is the home of Lord and Lady Edward Manners whose family have owned it since 1567.
Described by Simon Jenkins in 1000 Best houses as “the most perfect house to survive from the middle ages”, this remarkable old house is surrounded by terraced Elizabethan gardens and is set amongst the rolling countryside of the Peak District National Park.

Haddon has featured in many films and TV programmes including, most recently Pride and Prejudice starring Keira Knightly, Mathew MacFadeyn, and Dame Judy Dench.
Should you wish to stay locally we can offer accommodation either at our award winning hotel, The Peacock at Rowsley or in our holiday cottage.
I hope you find this site informative and look forward to welcoming you to Haddon Hall.

Lord Edward Manners

The hall was also used in Franco Zeffirelli’s 1996 Jane Eyre. I have a soft spot for this hall, so I do hope it will be Thornfield again! It was also Prince Humperdink’s castle in The Princess Bride!


1 Comment »

  1. Ooh, gossip! Yay! Time has only allowed me to be a lurker, of late, but I want you to know I continue to be impressed and delighted by all the Bronte news you generously feed our Bronte-seeking souls!

    Comment by frankengirl — March 29, 2006 @ 1:36 pm |Reply

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