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Title: Hartshead  
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Subject: Anne Brontë, Clifton, West Yorkshire, Spenborough, Spen Valley (UK Parliament constituency), W. & C. French
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The centre of Hartshead village
Hartshead is located in West Yorkshire
 Hartshead shown within West Yorkshire
Metropolitan borough Kirklees
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places

Hartshead is a village in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England, west of Dewsbury and near Hartshead Moor.

The village has pre-Norman Conquest origins; the Walton Cross dated from the 8th century.

The Revd. Patrick Brontë met his wife Maria Branwell (they met in Rawdon, some dozen or so miles away from Hartshead)[1] in 1811 whilst he was parson of Church of St Peter, Hartshead, 1881|St Peter's Church. They were married in Guiseley and became the parents of Anne Brontë, Charlotte Brontë and Emily Brontë.

Kirklees Hall is located between Hartshead and the nearby village of Clifton.

Robin Hood is reputed to have been buried near Hartshead, although the exact place is not known, as the gravestone has been moved at least 3 times.


  1. ^ Juliet Barker The Brontes

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