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Haworth Parsonage (Bronte Museum)

A Grade I Listed Building in Haworth, Bradford

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Latitude: 53.8312 / 53°49'52"N

Longitude: -1.9573 / 1°57'26"W

OS Eastings: 402909

OS Northings: 437214

OS Grid: SE029372

Mapcode National: GBR GSS4.1C

Mapcode Global: WHB7V.XY4T

Plus Code: 9C5WR2JV+F3

Entry Name: Haworth Parsonage (Bronte Museum)

Listing Date: 23 February 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1313933

English Heritage Legacy ID: 338119

ID on this website: 101313933

Location: Haworth, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD22

County: Bradford

Civil Parish: Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury

Built-Up Area: Haworth

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Haworth St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

Tagged with: Historic house museum Independent museum

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SE 0237 and SE 0337

CHURCH STREET (south side)
Haworth Parsonage (Bronte Museum)



Parsonage, now museum. 1779, altered and extended 1872, restored later. Coursed dressed millstone grit. Stone slate roof. Two storeys, five bays with cross wing of 1872 to right. Left-hand portion: sashes in slightly projecting stone architraves with moulded cills. Central, panelled, part-glazed door with knocker in pedimented Tuscan doorcase with pilasters, frieze and cornice, flanked by two windows to each side. Five windows above. Continuous lintel band to first floor. Dentilled eaves. End stacks. Cross wing has windows in slightly projecting stone architraves with moulded cills, that to ground floor of three lights with cill on consoles, that to first floor of two sashed lights. Iron finial. Interior: stone stairs and round-headed staircase arch; original doors; flagstone floors; simple iron fireplaces; window shutters, iron range and moulded ceiling beams in kitchen. Occupied by the Bronte family from 1820 onwards. Most of the novels were written here.

This listing was enhanced in 2016 to mark the bicentenary of Charlotte Bronte’s birth.

Listing NGR: SE0290937214


From 1820 onwards, Haworth Parsonage was home to Patrick Bronte (1777-1861) and his three literary daughters: Charlotte (1816-55), Emily (1818-48), and Anne (1820-49). It was in this house that, as children and young adults, the Bronte sisters, with their brother Branwell (1817-48) wrote stories and poetry for their own amusement. It was here that most of the sisters’ novels were written: Emily’s Wuthering Heights (1847); Anne’s Agnes Grey (1847) and Tennant of Wildfell Hall (1848); and Charlotte’s Jane Eyre (1847), Shirley (1848) and Villette (1853). It was also at Haworth Parsonage that Charlotte died on 31 March 1855.

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