'Small as it was, it was not called a nursery...'

This little room is particularly associated with the Brontës as children, and later was Emily's bedroom.


Originally it would have been wider, with room for a full-sized bed across the window, as shown in Emily's diary paper sketch, but it was affected by the enlargement of Charlotte's room in 1850. According to Elizabeth Gaskell, the servants called the room the 'children's study' because it was here that the young children would act out their plays and write in their handmade little books. The room may have been used by Branwell at some point as the only boy, but is usually associated with Emily.

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