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Stanbury is a village in the Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury civil parish, and in the metropolitan borough of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England. Wikipedia


Stanbury is a village in the Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury civil parish, and in the metropolitan borough of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England. The village is situated approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) west from Haworth, 4 miles (6.4 km) south-west from Keighley, and 7 miles (11 km) east from Colne in Lancashire. Less than half a mile north-east is the hamlet of Lumbfoot. The name Stanbury translates as Stone Fort from Old English.

The surrounding countryside is mainly moors and farmland. The village is close to the Brontë waterfall and Top Withens tourist landmarks. Emily Brontë 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 edge of Stanbury) has been considered the model for 'Thrushcross Grange' in the same book. It has also been theorized that Ponden Hall is actually the setting for Top Withens as its size is smaller than that of Thrushcross Grange as described in the book. There are also additional theories that the hall is the model for Wildfell Hall in Anne Bronte's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

Stanbury is Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. The River Worth is immediately north of the village and Sladen Beck is just to the south. Ponden Reservoir was built in the 1870s and a reservoir was approved to be built at Lower Laithe on Sladen Beck in 1869, but it was not started until 1911. Due to the nation being involved in the First World War, the reservoir was not completed until 1925. Its completion necessitated the abandonment of the hamlet of Smith Bank.

There is an Anglican church in Stanbury which was built in 1848. In 1998, it was named St Gabriels, after spending the previous 150 years without a name.[11] The school caters for primary school age children. There are also two public houses: The Friendly and the Wuthering Heights which dates from 1763 and was formerly and locally known as 'The Cross'. The Old Silent Inn (formerly The Eagle) is a public house and guest house close to the village which is over 400 years old.

Two paths pass through the village; The Bronte Way and The Pennine way.

Source: Wikipedia

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House on Back Lane - AAP13896
Near the turn off from Main Street.

Bus shelter - AAP13895
On Main Street.

The Friendly - AAP13891
Public House on Main Street.

Side entrance - AAP13890
House on Main Street.

Wuthering Heights Inn  - AAP13889
Public House on Main Street.

Bicycle - AAP13888
With a basket full of plants on Main Street.

Farmyard - AAP13887
Off Main Street.

House with date stone - AAP13885
On Main Street - dated 1753

Village sign - AAP13884
On Sun Lane and Reservoir Road.

The Old Silent Inn - AAP13881
On Hob Lane, Ponden.

The Old Silent Inn - AAP13880
On Hob Lane, Ponden.

Derelict farmhouse - AAP13441
On Enfield Side Road.

Polite Notice - AAP13437
Asking that dogs be kept on a short lead, on Back Lane.

Traffic signs - AAP13422
At the west end on Main Street.

Traffic signs - AAP13421
At the west end on Main Street.

Stanbury Village School - AAP13420
With a sign to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 90th year.
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