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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1313933



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Bradford

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish: Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 23-Feb-1955

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 338119

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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.


KEIGHLEY CHURCH STREET SE 0237 and SE 0337 (south side) 21/31 Haworth

23.2.55 Haworth Parsonage (Bronte Museum)


Parsonage, now museum. 1779, altered and extended 1872, restored later. Coursed dressed millstone grit. Stone slate roof. 2 storeys, 5 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 pedimen- ted Tuscan doorcase with pilasters, frieze and cornice, flanked by 2 windows to each side. 5 windows above. Continuous lintel band to first floor. Dentilled eaves. End stacks. Cross wing has windows in slightly projecting stone archi- traves with moulded cills, that to ground floor of 3 lights with cill on consoles, that to first floor of 2 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

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National Grid Reference: SE 02909 37214


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