Photographs by Fay Godwin of Howarth Parsonage, home of the Brontës, and Top Withens



Fay Godwin’s atmospheric black and white photographs of Haworth Parsonage and Top Withens are from her book Remains of Elmet, first published in 1979 and accompanied by poems by Ted Hughes. Howarth Parsonage was the home of the Brontë sisters; nearby Top Withens, a ruined farmhouse located on the Pennine moors, is thought to have inspired Emily Brontë’s novel Wuthering Heights (1847).

Full title
Howarth Parsonage and Top Withens
1979 , Haworth, Yorkshire
Photographs and photogravures / Image
Fay Godwin
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British Library
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Public Domain
FG2857-3; FG3017-1

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