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The centre of Hartshead village
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The name Hartshead is derived from Herteshevet or Herteshede which is Scandinavian in origin and means Hill of Heort, Heort meaning Hart in modern English. 
Patrick Brontë met his wife, Maria Branwell (they met in Rawdon, some dozen or so miles away from Hartshead) in 1811, when he was parson of Church of St Peter in Hartshead. They were married in Guiseley and became the parents of Anne, Branwell, Charlotte and Emily Brontë.
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