The Breach House 

Welcome to the Breach House, Eastwood, known to all readers of D.H. Lawrence as the setting for the Bottoms in Sons and Lovers. The Lawrence family moved here from Victoria Street (now the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum) in 1887 and stayed until 1891. As Lawrence later recalled "it was a little less common to live in the Breach."

In Sons and Lovers Lawrence portrays the day to day life of a mining family and the struggle to make ends meet, and the coming of age of Paul Morel who believes that he is "going to alter the face of the earth in some way."

Visit The Breach House

The Breach House is open from April to October on the first Saturday of every month 11am to 3pm. Look round this beautiful historic house with our knowledgeable guides. Browse the D.H. Lawrence society library, or sit and chat in the lovely garden. D.H. Lawrence books will be on sale too. All welcome, the Breach House is free to visit but donations towards its upkeep are welcome.  

If you would like to visit on a different day, please get in touch by emailing The Breach House

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