|RED HOUSE||Stately Homes & Gardens|
|Oxford Road, Gomersal, Cleckheaton, BD19 4JP|
Delightful 1830s cloth merchant's home with fascinating Bronte connections. Charlotte Bronte visited often and featured Red House in her novel "Shirley". Includes period rooms, enchanting recreated gardens and exhibitions in restored outbuildings.
Built in 1660, Red House was home to cloth merchants the Taylor family. Mary Taylor, daughter of the house in the 19th Century, was a close friend of Charlotte Bronte, who featured the house as 'Briarmains' in 'Shirley'. Her fondness for the house is evident: "There was no splendour but there was taste everywhere."
Red House still looks very much as it would have in Charlotte's day. Each of the rooms brings you closer to the 1830s, from the elegant parlour to the stone-flagged kitchen.
|OAKWELL HALL||Stately Homes & Gardens|
|Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG|
This beautiful Elizabethan manor house has delighted visitors for centuries.
Visiting in the 19th Century, Charlotte Bronte« featured it as 'Fieldhead' - the home of the heroine in 'Shirley'.
Built in 1583, the hall is now set out as it would have been in the 1690s, when it was the home of the Batt family.
A mixture of authentic and reproduction furnishings provide a real insight into late 17th Century life.
Stroll around the delightful period garden or check out the inhabitants of the wildlife access garden.
Pause for refreshments in the Oak Tree Cafe© and treat yourself to a present from the well-stocked shop.
|LAND FARM GARDEN & ART GALLERY||Stately Homes & Gardens|
|Colden, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 7PJ|
Gardens are at 1,000ft on a north-facing slope, approximately 6 acres subdivided into alpine, herbaceous borders, formal and woodland gardens. There is an indoor gallery.
Around the garden, various sculptures can be found. Colden Valley is one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution, from hand loom weaving to factories and dereliction to renaissance.
Land Farm Gardens are a modern creation by the owner Mr. John Williams, the house dates back to 1609 and the gardens have been included in lap maps 80 best gardens in England and Wales.
Open: Beginning May - End August Weekends & Bank Holidays 10.00am - 5.00pm.
|Tel: 01422 842260|