1374 The Black Death (bubonic plague) killed
about 40% of people in Luddenden.

1600s Luddenden Valley was one of the
richest places in the country, as yeoman
clothiers sold textiles all over this country and
exported to Europe. They built some of the
finest houses in the Luddenden area during
this time.


The present building is dated 1634 GCP
(Gregory Patchett). It is constructed of rendered stone,
with a stone slate roof and an L-shaped plan with rear
wing. It is particularly of note because of its association with Branwell Bronte, who used to frequent it when working as a booking clerk at Luddendenfoot station, because of the very early library there, which existed from 1776 until 1917.

Sarah writing her journal in the Lord Nelson, June 22, 2017, after we’d climbed up to Stoodley Pike for the first time.