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The Brontës: 1845
East Morton, West Yorkshire

In July 1845, Charlotte Brontë and Ellen Nussey visited Hathersage, a Derbyshire village located near East Morton, on the eastern edge of the Peak District. The two women stayed in the village Vicarage.

Charlotte wrote in In Jane Eyre of Morton, a village very similar to Hathersage, set in a pastoral vale amid North-midland moors. In the novel, Morton is inhabited by farmers and the workers of Mr Oliver's needle factory and foundry. The village vicar, St John Rivers, provides for Jane Eyre a cottage and a schoolhouse facing quiet fields, located half a mile from the main streets, and in sight of the Oliver family's Vale Hall.


Rock outcropping on the Yorkshire Moors near East Morton (close to Heathersage), West Yorkshire [20 April 1986]


View of the Yorkshire Moors near East Morton (close to Heathersage), West Yorkshire [20 April 1986]

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