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The Breach House

D.H. Lawrence's Childhood Home
28 Garden Road, Eastwood, Nottingham
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The D.H. Lawrence Festival
September 2nd - 11th September 2022
For a full programme of events, please call in to the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum, Eastwood, or visit the D.H. Lawrence Society website:

The Breach House will be open on Saturday 10th September 11am – 3pm & Sunday 11th September 11am – 3pm as part of the D.H. Lawrence Festival and Heritage Open Days. Free Admission. There will be knowledgeable guides on hand or look round independently. Feel free to b...

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The Breach House is now open for viewing by appointment. Please get in touch if you would like a tour around this special house - DH Lawrence's childhood home and the setting for the early part of Sons and Lovers.

The Breach House is now closed for the winter. We look forward to welcoming visitors again in the Spring.

Here is just one of many lovely comments received from satisfied visitors to The Breach House. If you would like to look around, please get in touch.

DH Lawrence Festival

Sep 11, 2021 – Sep 11, 2021

This year we decided to devote the Festival almost exclusively to Lawrence and to four people in his life who have engendered, for different reasons, controversy and speculation. How did figures to be found in almost any man's life, his mother, his father, his first girlfriend, his wife, become s...

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Plum Tree
(From ‘The White Peacock’)

After a while we went out also, before the light faded altogether from the pond. Emily took us into the lower garden, to get some ripe plums. The old garden was very low. The soil was black. The cornbind and goosegrass were clutching at the ancient gooseberr...

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Ken Roberts (March 3rd, 1926 - May 28th, 2021)
Ken Roberts… was larger than life, and if I had to liken him to a flower (which I am wont to do with people sometimes) he would surely, in his flowering, be a sunflower – tall, leggy, long-lived, a symbol of both loyalty and hospitality, and er, sunn...

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‘Then came news that the home of the ‘Morels’, so vividly described in ‘Sons and Lovers’, was on the market. The house in Garden Road, formerly No 57 The Breach, Eastwood…looked a daunting prospect. It was derelict, slightly fire-damaged and the long garden a wilderness….Happily, house and garden...

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a month ago
I visited with my partner and was greeted by two lovely ladies. Carol guided us around the house and her knowledge was incredible. She knew so much and delivered the information in an interesting way. The house felt very old and still inkeeping with Lawrence times. The lady gardening too very devoted and their care and attention shows. Absolutely recommend a visit. Such a gem in Eastwood.
- Rachel B
2 months ago
Took my mum for a visit on June 6th for her birthday as she loves looking at houses like this as reminds her of her childhood. Lovely place to visit the tour guide was very lovely and informative. The gardens are kept immaculate by a lady gardener who we also met that day. Well done ladies keep up the good work you do.
- Joanne M
11 months ago
Breach House is a must-see for anyone interested in DHL—especially if you’ve read up on Sons and Lovers recently!—and Carol is a brilliant and v generous guide. Our tour was the highlight of our visit to Nottinghamshire.
- katie b
Welcome to The Breach House, a typical miner's cottage from the 1880s, DH Lawrence’s childhood home, and the setting for The Bottoms in his novel Sons and Lovers. If restrictions are lifted on 17th May as planned, we will be happy to show people round by appointment only. Please get in touch if you would like to visit. 

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28 Garden Road
NG16 3FW
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