DH Lawrence 1885 - 1930

Lawrence View from Walker Street
Copyright Gavin Gillespie 2019

The Breach House

From an engraving by Jack Bronson

An engraving of the Breach House, Eastwood, by Jack Bronson

DH Lawrence’s childhood home.

28 Garden Road, Eastwood, Nottingham, NG16 3FW

The Breach House at Eastwood.

The Breach House was the home of DH Lawrence in his early years, after moving from his birthplace on Victoria Street.

People from all over the world have visited the Breach House, including relatives of both DH Lawrence, and Freida Von Richtofen. A number of notable writers, artists and playwrights have visited and stayed at Breach House. The house has also been a location for two major films, televised dramas and documentaries.

The Breach House is a typical miner's cottage from the 1880s, it was DH Lawrence’s childhood home, and the setting for 'The Bottoms' in his novel, Sons and Lovers. This historic house is free to visit, and will be open to the public after the present coronavirus situation has subsided.


Note from the Breach House website regarding opening times in 2021

Open by appointment after 17th May 2021

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.

The Breach House Website link, and latest news on opening times:- The Breach House


Note from Gavin Gillespie - As the author of this site, I personally have nothing to do with Breach House, and some of the information provided here might have changed since this website was updated, so please use the contact information provided above for the Breach House to check for the latest information.

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