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date: 21 April 2019


The Oxford Companion to the Brontes

Christine Alexander

home of the Brontë family from 1820, is a village built on the steep sides of the Worth valley and its tributary on the eastern edge of the Pennines. Before the Brontës' day packhorses used to bring wool and cotton over the Pennine hills and moors to the West Riding mills. The approach to ‘the dreary black‐looking’ village of Haworth via Bridge House in the valley was ‘one of the steepest hills’ ... ...

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