The Red House, Gomersal :: Shared Description

The Red House was built in 1660 by William Taylor. It is unusual amongst older buildings in Gomersal being built of red brick instead of the local sandstone. It was extensively remodelled in the Georgian era.
Charlotte Brontë used the Red House as the basis for "Briarmains" in her novel of 1849, "Shirley". Brirmains was the home of the Yorkes who were based on the Taylor family whom she knew through her friendship with Mary Taylor.
Spenborough Council bought the Red House in 1969 and opened it as a museum in 1974. In 2016 Kirklees closed the museum and decided to put it up for sale.
It is a Grade II* listed building.
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Created: Fri, 14 Feb 2020, Updated: Fri, 14 Feb 2020

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