Red House



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Delightful redbrick house displayed as the 1830s home of a Yorkshire wool clothier and merchant. The house and family was frequently visited by Charlotte Brontë in the 1830s and featured in her novel Shirley. The gardens have been restored in the style of the period and there are exhibitions on the Brontë connection and local history in restored barn and cartsheds.

Red House
Oxford Road, GOMERSAL, Cleckheaton, BD19 4JP


  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Facilities: Braille & T-setting hearing aid facilities, loop & handsets
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, Mar-Sep, Tue-Thu 11-5, Sat-Sun 12-5; Oct-Feb, Tue-Thu 11-4, Sat-Sun 12-4. Closed Fri & Mon & 23 Dec-1 Jan

About the area

Discover West Yorkshire

Everybody knows that Yorkshire has some special landscapes. The Dales and the Moors first spring to mind, but what about West Yorkshire? That’s Leeds and Bradford isn’t it? Back-to-back houses and blackened mills… Certainly if you had stood on any of the hills surrounding Hebden Bridge a hundred years ago, and gazed down into the valley, all you would have seen was the pall of smoke issuing from the chimneys of 33 textile mills. But thankfully, life changes very quickly in West Yorkshire. The textile trade went into terminal decline, the mills shut down forever and in a single generation Hebden Bridge became a place that people want to visit.

The surrounding countryside offers walking every bit as good as the more celebrated Yorkshire Dales; within minutes you can be tramping across the moors. And this close proximity of town and country is repeated all across West Yorkshire. There’s such diversity in the area that you can find yourself in quite unfamiliar surroundings, even close to places you may know very well. Take time to explore this rich county and you will be thrilled at what you find to shatter old myths and preconceptions. 

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