The Cottage, Hathersage, Derbyshire (near Sheffield). This was at one time a wheelwright's shop, and first belonged to a family called Furniss, then to one William Wilson, who was related to Milicent Cocker, whose family owned Broom Cottage. The Hathersage website tells us that "Charlotte Brontë visited Hathersage in 1845 and used it as the 'Norton' of the story Jane Eyre — taking the heroine's surname from the local family [the Eyres]."

Another view of the cottage.

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Peak District Information: Hathersage. Web. 2 August 2015.

Last modified 2 August 2015