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Eyam Hall

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

HistoryEdit

The Wright family were landowners in Eyam although their family was historically based in Longstone.[1] 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.[2] 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 a 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.[3] 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. [4]

General informationEdit

The Hall and garden are open at different times each year.[5] 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.[3][6]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wood, William (1859). The history and antiquities of Eyam: with a minute account of the Great Plague, which desolated that village in the year 1666. London: Bell and Daldy. p. 183.
  2. ^ "Wright of Eyam Hall". Administrative history. National Archives. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  3. ^ a b English Heritage: Images of England, architectural description of listed building
  4. ^ Eyam Hall, National Trust site, accessed April 2013
  5. ^ "House Opening". Eyam Hall. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Eyam Hall  (Grade II*) (1334913)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 6 April 2015.

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