The following information and photograph has been supplied by Kirklees Council Museums and Galleries Service:

Red House

The Red House, Gomersal, in the Kirklees area of West Yorkshire

Red House in Gomersal, a village south of Bradford was once the home of Charlotte Brontë's close friend Mary Taylor. This former cloth merchant's residence is beautifully furnished as a family home of the 1830s, from the elegant parlour to the stone flagged kitchens. Charlotte often stayed there in the 1830s and the Taylors appear as the "Yorkes" and the house as "Briarmains" in her novel "Shirley".

Red House (which was open to the public as a museum until its closure in December 2016) is owned and maintained by Kirklees Council, and the above information has been supplied by Kirklees Council Museum and Galleries Service.

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