Posted by: Shirley | April 24, 2011

Ferndean Manor

After our Jane Eyre movie meetup the other day, I came across a photo in my search for Ferndean Manor, the more modest house that Jane and Rochester came to live in.  It’s copyrighted and I want to respect that, so here are some images and text about Wycoller Hall from Wikipedia.  Don’t you wish we could include it in our historical tours meetups?

Wycoller and the Brontës

Wycoller Hall is thought to be the inspiration for Ferndean Manor in Charlotte Brontë‘s Jane Eyre. The Brontës lived in the nearby village of Haworth, and both Charlotte and her sisterEmily probably visited Wycoller on their walks.[8] Parallels have also been drawn with the owner of Ferndean, Mr Rochester’s father, and Henry Owen Cunliffe. One of the occupants of the hall, Elizabeth Cunliffe, also became Elizabeth Eyre through marriage.[8] Wycoller Hall was even used to illustrate the cover of the 1898 edition of Jane Eyre.[8]



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