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September 7, 2006

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Filed under: Uncategorized — by bronteana @ 5:24 pm

Open Day at Thornfield Hall


Chesterfield Today (not a magazine for couch fanciers), has this article about Heritage Open Day which is this Saturday, September 9th. One of the properties is of interest to Bronte fans:

Tourism chiefs are urging residents to help smash Derbyshire visitor records by taking part in a massive free event at some of the county’s leading attractions.

Saturday is national Heritage Open Day and the Civic Trust, National Trust, and Historic Houses Association have joined forces in a partnership, called History Matters, to drum up support.

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North Lees Hall is a Grade Two listed 16th century tower house which is owned by the Peak District National Park Authority. It is believed to have been Charlotte Bronte’s inspiration for Mr Rochester’s home, Thornfield House in Jane Eyre.

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