Saturday, 24 June 2017

Top Withens. Emily Bronte's Inspiration.


The abandoned farmstead of Top Withens (Also known as Top Withins) is said to have been the inspiration for Emily Bronte's novel Wuthering Heights. There is a plaque at the ruins that reads,
''This Farmhouse has been associated with "Wuthering Heights", the Earnshaw home in Emily Bronte'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 the moorland setting of the Heights.''
- Bronte Society 1964. This plaque has been placed here in response to many enquiries.

The farm was thought to have been built in the 2nd half of the 16th century and was lived in by the Sunderland family when the novel was published in 1847. The last known inhabitant was Ernest Reddy in 1926.

The pictures were taken using a polaroid iS2132 Camera in March 2014.








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