Little John's Grave


This wintry scene shows Little John’s Grave in St Michaels and All Angels Parish Church, School Lane, Hathersage in Derbyshire.

Apart from Little John’s exceptionally large grave-between two yew trees-the fourteenth century church also houses 15 brasses to the local Eyre family. Charlotte Bronte stayed at the vicarage nearby, with a friend in 1845 and it is believed that the village of Morton, in her novel Jane Eyre, is based on Hathersage. It is also very likely that Charlotte took her heroine's name from the prominent Eyre family.

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Clement of the Glen said...

Little John's Grave
Hathersage



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