Eyam Hall

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Eyam Hall

Eyam Hall is a Jacobean-style manor house in Eyam in Derbyshire.

History[edit]

The Wright family were landowners in Eyam although the family was based in Longstone.[citation needed] William Wright gave his land in Eyam to his second son Thomas who is credited with building the hall.[citation needed] Thomas's son John sold his father's house in Unthank and based his branch of the family in Eyam.[1] The hall began life as a generous wedding present in 1671 for John Wright and his new wife Elizabeth.[citation needed] It has been in the Wright family for nine generations and is currently and family home and wedding venue that opens at different times of the year.[citation needed] The historic house is situated in picturesque part of Derbyshire and is an unspoilt example of a gritstone Jacobean manor house.[2] The National Trust leased the hall for 5 years in March 2013, however, their lease has now ended and the Hall is back in the hands of the family full-time. [3]

General information[edit]

The Hall and garden are open at different times each year.[4] There is a craft centre and restaurant adjacent to the hall. The shops and cafe are open all year round (except January) from 10–4.30 p.m. Eyam Hall is a Grade II* listed building.[2][5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wright of Eyam Hall". Administrative history. National Archives. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  2. ^ a b English Heritage: Images of England, architectural description of listed building
  3. ^ Eyam Hall, National Trust site, accessed April 2013
  4. ^ "House Opening". Eyam Hall. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Eyam Hall  (Grade II*) (1334913)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 6 April 2015.

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Coordinates: 53°17′06″N 1°40′36″W / 53.2849°N 1.6767°W / 53.2849; -1.6767