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The Brontës: 1844
Top Withins, West Yorkshire (Part 2)

Top Withins, situated high up on the stretch of Haworth Moor near the Pennine Way commands extensive views of the surrounding West Yorkshire countryside.

The ruins of the farmhouse at Top Withins, called High Withins, is said to be the original site for the Wuthering Heights of Emily Brontë's novel. The name comes from a dialect word used especially in Yorkshire and Lancashire. To “wither” (or “wuther”) means to tremble, shake, shiver, flutter, or in the case of wind, bluster or rage.

View from far distance of Top Withins, West Yorkshire [15 April 1983]

Path on Top Withins, West Yorkshire (Site of Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights) [15 April 1983]

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