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The Brontës: 1842
Luddendenfoot, West Yorkshire

Luddendenfoot, a hamlet situated where the wooded Luddenden valley opens into Calder Valley, is located about four miles west of Halifax.

From 1 April 1841 to 31 March 1842, Branwell Brontë was clerk-in-charge at the Luddendenfoot railway station, which serviced the Leeds-Manchester line. He lodged at Brearley Hall, near Luddendenfoot village, and often drank with friends at the Lord Nelson pub.

Branwell was later dismissed, however, because of a discrepancy in the station accounts for which he was responsible.


Luddentonfoot, West Yorkshire [19 April 1986]


Railway at Luddentonfoot, West Yorkshire [19 April 1986]


The Lord Nelson Pub (built ca. 1654), Luddentonfoot, West Yorkshire [19 April 1986]


Interior of the Lord Nelson Pub (built ca. 1654), Luddentonfoot, West Yorkshire [19 April 1986]

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