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BRONTE SCHOOL HOUSE

Cowan Bridge Schoolhouse
BRONTE SCHOOL HOUSE

What used to be Cowan Bridge School for clergymen’s daughters, attended by the Bronte sisters, is now a row of cottages, one of which has been restored and is available as a holiday let. The school appears to have been a horrendously cruel and unhealthy place - the two older sisters, Maria and Elizabeth, died aged 10 and 11 in 1825 having allegedly contracted tuberculosis there. Charlotte drew on her experiences at Cowan Bridge to create Lowood School in Jane Eyre. There is a plaque marking the association on the gable end of the building, by the side of the A65.

Bronte Cottages
Cowan Bridge
Lancashire
LA6 2HS
Georgian
Our Bronte Tour Begins In Haworth
Yorkshire Dales, Kirkby Lonsdale
Private - not open to the public