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The Breach House

D.H. Lawrence's Childhood Home
28 Garden Road, Eastwood, Nottingham
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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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Although we won't be holding any open days this year, we will be very happy to show visitors round The Breach House after the 17th May, if government restrictions ease as planned. Please get in touch to arrange a guided tour.


8 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
2 years ago
Keep an eye out for when it’s open as it’s definitely worth going! Welcomed by a very friendly lady who showed me round and told me about the history of DH Lawrence, a real hidden gem
2 years ago
A great new site. Very informative.
- Carol M
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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