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It does look a little wuthery…

The house that inspired the house in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights is up for sale. Ponden Hall was built in 1541 in West Yorkshire on the edge of the moors. Spooky old pile.

It’s been a bed and breakfast since 2014.

The real estate listing says they’re entertaining offers over £1,000,000. Either that’s lowball, or prices around here really are inflated – there are small houses near us going for that.

I mean, they’re listed buildings in good locations, but still.


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: September 14, 2020, 9:35 pm

The hosts of Ponden Hall:
I wonder what preparations are underway for the 200th anniversary of The Crow Hill Bog Burst. 2024 is nigh!
Bog bursts are more common than you might think. Kerry, Ireland, for example. Picture available for free:

Comment from AliceH
Time: September 14, 2020, 10:20 pm

Location, location, location

Comment from Mitch
Time: September 15, 2020, 12:21 am

I’ve always wanted to live on the edge of a moor. That’s a bit out of my price range though.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: September 15, 2020, 11:47 am

Bogslides – caused by global warmening.

In the Kerry case, blamed on the work done on a Windfarm.


It’s in Wiki, so it’s all got to be true!

Pity I won’t be around for the global warmening reports on the glaciation of Northern Europe and North America when the climate pendulum swings back past mid point into the next Ice Age.

1541. Wow.
See, this is what happens when people actually know how to build a building and plan on it lasting way more than 80 years.
Here we like to get rid of them when they get too old you know to make way for ‘new’ stuff.

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