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The Brontës: 1839
Lothersdale, North Yorkshire

Stonegappe was a substantial three-storey house set on a hillside in Lothersdale, near Skipton, Yorkshire, with panoramic views toward the River Aire.

Charlotte Brontë took a temporary post there as governess from May to July 1839 in the family of John Benson Sidgwick and his wife Sarah Hannah. She may have based some elements of Gateshead Hall in Jane Eyre on Stonegappe and its surroundings.

Stonegappe near Lothersdale, North Yorkshire (Gateshead Hall in Jane Eyre) [23 April 1983]

View from Stonegappe, North Yorkshire [23 April 1983]

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