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.


The dates below were the planned opening dates for 2020, but unfortunately
they will now have to be considered as canceled until further notice.

Originally planned opening dates - 2020

Saturday April 4th. First open day of the year and The Breach House browsing library launch.

Sunday April 26th. April BBC Radio Nottingham’s Big Day Out

Saturday May 2nd. open day

Saturday June 6th. The Breach in Bloom garden trail launch inspired by the flowers and plants in Sons and Lovers.

Saturday June 13th. Valuation day with Hansons auctioneers. Bring along your treasures.

Saturday July 4th. open day.

Saturday July 18th. 'Lydia and Lace' - a garden party to celebrate Lydia Lawrence’s birthday.

Saturday August 1st. open day.

September 5th. – 13th. The DH Lawrence Festival and National Heritage open days.

Saturday October 3rd. Last open day of the year. Discover Lawrence and girlfriend Jessie Chambers’ favourite classics.


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 on here for Breach House to check for the latest information if traveling from afar to visit.

Further information about Breach House can be obtained directly from Ruth Hall:-
Telephone 07875 121936, or email Ruth at, hallbotanical@hotmail.com

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