Books about Oakwell
On this page, you'll find books about Oakwell Hall, its history and local area - and about Oakwell Hall's Bronte Connection.
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Books about Oakwell Hall
Latest: available only from the gift shop - the 'Oakwell Hall Commonplace Book' by Pam Radcliffe and Jacqueline Ryder, published 2019.
All proceeds from the sale of this book go to the Friends
Oakwell Hall: A Guide by By Catherine Hall and Jane Whittaker
Oakwell Hall By Geoffrey Woledge
Gomersall: a window on the past By Gillian Cookson & Neil A Cookson
A History of Yorkshire By F B Singleton & S R Rawnsley
Pennine Walks: Edale to Kirk Yetholm for the Independent Walker By John Gillham
Sir H.Norman Rae 1860-1928: our local benefactor By Gladys Shuttleworth
Check out other books about Yorkshire here
The Bronte Connection
Oakwell Hall appears in Charlotte Bronte's book "Shirley", where it is called "Fieldhead".
Other Titles of Interest
Joseph Priestley Son of Birstall; a Truly Great Briton by Dr Stephen Bartle
An new insight into the life and times of Dr Joseph Priestley, due out 13th March 2005. It will be obtainable from the offices of "The Batley News".
A Brief History of Howley Hall By Jay Whittam ISBN 0 9522427 0
available from Howley Golf Club & Oakwell Hall
Historical Snapshots of Batley & Birstall By Malcolm Haigh,
Designed, printed and bound by Smith Settle, Ilkley Road, Otley, LS21 3JP
The History of Batley By Malcolm Haigh, Printed by Smith Settle
Life at Thornhill Hall in the Reign of Charles I By B H Nuttall
(privately published by Impression, 14 Brown Lane, Leeds LS12 6BH)
Spen Valley – a landscape of hamlets Published by Yorkshire Post Tong Hall
Can be bought from Oakwell shop
Walks around Leeds By Frank Wilkinson (Yorkshire Evening Post)
Printed by Collective UK Limited
Free Yorkshire tourist publication from Yorkshire Heritage