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Stanbury Village School

Top Withens, Haworth, West Yorkshire

Top Withens (also known as Top Withins) is a ruined farmhouse near Haworth, West Yorkshire, England, which is said to have been the inspiration for the location of the Earnshaw family house ,Wuthering Heights in the 1847 novel of the same name by Emily Brontë.

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Top Withens, Haworth, West Yorkshire
Top Withens, Haworth, West Yorkshire

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05 Nov 2023, 10:00

Stanbury Village School, 24 Main St, Stanbury, Keighley BD22 0HB, UK

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Top Withens (also known as Top Withins) is a ruined farmhouse near Haworth, West Yorkshire, England, which is said to have been the inspiration for the location of the Earnshaw family house Wuthering Heights in the 1847 novel of the same name by Emily Brontë.

A plaque affixed to a wall reads:

This farmhouse has been associated with "Wuthering Heights", the Earnshaw home in Emily Brontë's novel. The buildings, even when complete, bore no resemblance to the house she described, but the situation may have been in her mind when she wrote of the moorland setting of the Heights.— Brontë Society 1964. This plaque has been placed here in response to many inquiries.

The ruin lies on the Pennine Way east of Withins Height below Delf Hill. It is a popular walking destination from nearby Haworth and Stanbury. Such is the attraction to Japanese literary tourists that some footpath signs in the area include directions in Japanese.....

Top Withens lies on the Pennine Way walk and is an invigorating 4 mile walk from Haworth, mostly on gravel or flagstone paths, via Bronte Waterfall.

Go to person: Roy Williams

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