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  • Crosshills

    Cross Hills is a village in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England that is situated halfway between Skipton and Keighley.

  • Haworth


    Haworth, situated above the Worth Valley amid the bleak Pennine moors, is internationally famous for its connection with the Bronte sisters, who were born in Thornton, but wrote most of their famous novels while living at the Haworth Parsonage (which is now a museum owned and maintained by the Bronte Society), when their father was the parson at the adjacent Church of St. Michael and All Angels.

    In the 19th century, the town and surrounding settlements were largely industrialized, which put it at odds with the popular portrayal in Wuthering Heights, which only bore resemblance to the upper moorland that Emily Bronte was accustomed to.

    Haworth is located in the high Pennine moors, some 3 miles (4.8 km) southwest of Keighley and 10 miles (16 km) west of Bradford. The surrounding areas include Oakworth and Oxenhope. Nearby villages include Cross Roads, Stanbury and Lumbfoot.

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  • Ingrow

    Ingrow is a small suburb just outside Keighley, on the way to Haworth.

    Amongst other things, Ingrow is home to the railway museums situated on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway at Ingrow Station. To the late 1990's it was home to a thriving textile industry whose mills have now been demolished or renovated into residential apartments.

     

  • Keighley

    Keighley (KEETH-lee) is a town and civil parish within the metropolitan borough of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England.  Historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is situated 11 miles (17.7 km) northwest of Bradford and is at the confluence of the rivers Aire and Worth. The town area, which is part of the Brontë Country, has a population of 89,870, making it the third largest civil parish in England.

    Keighley lies in a fold between the countryside of Airedale and Keighley Moors. The town is the terminus of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, a heritage steam branch line which has been restored and runs through the Worth Valley to Oxenhope via Oakworth and Haworth.

  • Kildwick

    Kildwick, or Kildwick-in-Craven, is a village and civil parish of the district of Craven in North Yorkshire, England. It is situated between Skipton and Keighley and has a population of 191.  Kildwick is a landmark as where the major road from Keighley to Skipton crosses the River Aire. The village's amenities include a primary school, church, post office and public house.

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  • Laycock

    Laycock village is situated at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales in the United Kingdom.

    It is on the edge of the moors only a few miles from Haworth where the famous Bronte sisters lived whilst they wrote their novels.

    The village is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 and was probably founded much earlier as it is close to the site of an old Roman road crossing the nearby River Aire.

    Farming has been the main activity for many generations but the water courses, originally used to sustain livestock, have been harnessed to drive waterwheels and later steam engines to power the local mills.

    Source - http://village.laycock.com/

     

  • Oakworth

    Oakworth is a village in West Yorkshire, England, near Keighley, by the River Worth. The name "Oakworth" indicates that the village was first established in a heavily wooded area.

  • Oxenhope

    The modern village of Oxenhope encompasses what were originally separate settlements of Uppertown, Lowertown, Leeming and Hawkingstone. The historic hamlets of Marsh and Shaw are also included in modern day Oxenhope.

    The area became known as Oxenhope because this was the name the railway company gave the station serving the area when the line from Keighley opened in 1867. Until then the name Oxenhope referred to a small settlement between the hamlet of Marsh and the village of Haworth.

    The street pattern of Oxenhope was much altered when the railway arrived. It had originally been intended that the railway would run only to Haworth. The owners of Lowertown Mill, Oxenhope, persuaded the railway company to extend the line to Oxenhope. It was found impracticable, however, to take the railway as far as Lowertown because of the gradients that would have been required. As a compromise, the railway built a road from its station to Lowertown, appropriately named Station Road.

    The bridge by which this road crosses Leeming Water is of the same construction as many of the railway's bridges.

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  • Stanbury

    Stanbury is a small village in the metropolitan borough of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England, west of Haworth, close to the Pennine Way, and on the River Worth.

    The surrounding countryside is mainly moors and farmland, but the Bronte waterfall and Top Withens tourist attraction are within walking distance. Emily Bronte is reputed to have used Top Withens as the model for the location of Wuthering Heights, and nearby Ponden Hall (half a mile from the back end of Stanbury) has long been considered the model for Thrushcross Grange in the same book.

    There is a school and an Anglican church in Stanbury village. The school caters for primary school age children. There are also two pubs within Stanbury, the Wuthering Heights (formerly, and locally, known as the Cross) and the Friendly. The Olde Silent Inn is a pub and guest house located walking distance from the village.

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  • Utley

    Utley is a village within the county of West Yorkshire, England, approximately 1.5 miles from Keighley Town Centre.

    Within Utley is the large cemetery Utley Cemetery which is the final resting place for many people from Utley and Keighley including surrounding villages such as Riddlesden and Steeton.