Raymond Adam Biswanger Slide Collection
The Brontës: 1820
Wycoller Hall, a 16th-century house in a deep pastoral valley eight miles from Haworth, was perhaps recalled by Charlotte Brontë when she created Ferndean Manor in Jane Eyre. The hall had fallen into picturesque semi-ruin by the mid-19th century, while nearby farms and weavers' villages, which had flourished when the hamlet was on a busy pack-horse route to Yorkshire, were in similar disrepair.
In her childhood, Charlotte had often taken walks near or around Wycoller Hall and its environs.
Ruins of Wycoller Hall, Lancashire (Ferndean Manor in Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre) [23 April 1983]
Old stone footbridge, ruins of Wycoller Hall, Lancashire [23 April 1983]
Ford, ruins of Wycoller Hall, Lancashire [23 April 1983]