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The Brontës: 1824
Ponden Hall, Stansbury

Ponden Hall was the home of the Heaton family from 1513. Robert Heaton, one of the trustees of the church lands at Haworth, had recommended Reverend Patrick Brontë to the curacy of Haworth.

The Brontë and Heaton families were on good terms. It was also likely that the Brontës borrowed books from the substantial library at Ponden House, as many of the books cited in their juvenilia were in the Ponden House collection.

Ponden Hall was often a stopping place for the Brontës on their walks, and the children took shelter there during the dramatic eruption of bog on the moor at Crow Hill in 1824.


View of Ponden Hall near Haworth, West Yorkshire (Thrushcross Grange in Wuthering Heights) [23 April 1983]


Ponden Hall near Haworth, West Yorkshire (Thrushcross Grange in Wuthering Heights) [23 April 1983]


Wing of Ponden Hall near Haworth, West Yorkshire [23 April 1983]

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