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Howarth, Saturday, 8 February 2014.
Last Saturday we walked from Haworth up on to the moor and Top Withens, on the Pennine Way, a little below Withins Height.

Top Withens

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.

Bronte Society, 1964
This plaque has been placed here in response to many inquiries

See Simon Warner’s 2012 project ‘Ways to the stone house‘, commissoned by The Watershed Landscape Project and the Brontë Parsonage Museum, for more information about the site and its landscape. The exhibition included iconic images of Top Withens by Bill Brandt, Fay Godwin and a drawing by Slyvia Plath, who also wrote the poem Wuthering Heights (1961).

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