Stanbury

Stanbury is a small village in a superb setting on the River Worth, to the west of Haworth. It is a typical moorland village of the Pennines with gritstone cottages and farms.

It is close to the Pennine Way

Stanbury was the home of Timmy Feather (1825-1910), the last of the Airedale handloom weavers, who is featured in an exhibition at the Bronte Weaving Shed in Haworth.

The Brontė Waterfall and Top Withens are tourist attractions within walking distance. Top Withens is said to have been the inspiration for the Earnshaw family home Wuthering Heights in the novel of the same name by Emily Brontė. Nearby Ponden Hall is said to have been the model for Thrushcross Grange in the same book.

The area is so popular with Japanese literary tourists that some footpath signs in the area include directions in Japanese.

OS grid reference SE 009 371

Useful and informative links

Stanbury photographs from Geograph
Wikipedia article on Stanbury




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