Discover Ponden Hall B&BBuilt in 1634, Ponden was home to the Heaton family for generations – and also an inspiration to the Bronte children, who visited here often.

Emily based parts of her novel ‘Wuthering Heights’ here; Branwell caroused at pre-hunt meets here, and wrote a short ghost story about the family; Charlotte, Branwell and Emily all used the library and ran for shelter here in the great Crow Hill Bog Burst of 1824.

  • Ponden Hall
  • Ponden Hall
  • Ponden Hall
  • Ponden Hall
  • Ponden Hall
  • Ponden Hall
  • Ponden Hall
  • Ponden Hall

2 Comments

  • Annie Wing 20th November 2016 at 12:05

    Thank you for one of the most interesting and memorable afternoon teas I have ever had. We came to celebrate with a very special friend on her ‘big birthday and left inspired and so full I didn’t eat until breakfast the next day! Thank you for your hospitality, your knowledge and your ability to recount stories that have inspired me to dust off the classics and re read the Brontes. I feel very privileged to have shared the experience and wish you all the very best as custodians of a unique home.

  • Ponden Hall 7th December 2016 at 22:56

    Thank you too, Annie! I’ve only just discovered this. It was such a pleasure to have you all there, and it was lovely of you to let me know how much you enjoyed it. x

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