Sunday, 13 September 2020

heathcliff, it’s me—i’m cathy, i’ve come home, i’m so cold

Via the always superb Nag on the Lake we learn that the 1541 stately manor house Ponden Hall in West Yorkshire that inspired both Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights (previously) and sister Anne’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is on offer and back on the housing market. The Sisters Brontë stayed at this ten-room estate in Stanbury for the first time in September of 1824 while seeking higher ground during the Crow Hill Bog Burst, a flood and mudslide following particularly heavy rainfall, and the siblings often visited throughout their lives.