"The abrupt descent of Penistone Craggs particularly attracted her notice"


Ponden Kirk
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Ponden Kirk is believed to be the inspiration for Penistone Craggs, the place where Cathy and Heathcliff go to escape Hindley and the place that so captures the imagination of young Catherine. Ponden Kirk has a natural hole in its base that corresponds to the Fairy Cave Cathy speaks of.


The name Penistone likely comes from nearby Penistone Hill.