Both of these names, Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange, refer to places in Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Wuthering Heights is the farmhouse on the moors in which most of the action of the novel takes place. When the narrator, Lockwood, comes to Yorkshire at the beginning of the novel, he stays at Thrushcross Grange. Thrushcross Grange is a smaller home which is owned by Heathcliff, who now lives in Wuthering Heights. As the novel progresses, it becomes clear that Wuthering Heights, the more important of the two houses, has come into the possession of Heathcliff via the Earnshaw family who adopted him when he was a young boy. The Earnshaws were a fairly well to do family, suggesting that Wuthering Heights is quite a large and imposing house, and the inhabitants relatively wealthy landowners, with tenants in the surrounding moorlands. When he was taken in by the Earnshaws, Heathcliff was a gypsy boy of unknown and low origins; it is significant that he should have risen to the position of master of Wuthering Heights.