Below are some noteworthy places related to the Bronte family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birth location

Profession : former home but now a cafe

Date : lived here 1815 to 1820

Address : 74, Market Street, Thornton, West Yorkshire, BD13 3HF

 

 

 

 

Bronte Grove

Profession : former site of Blake Hall

Date : 1745 to 1954 (demolished)

Address : Bronte Grove, Mirfield, West Yorkshire, WF14 9NU

 

 

 

 

Gawthorpe Hall

Profession : Charlotte visited home of Sir James and Lady Kay-Shuttleworth

Date : visited in 1850 and 1854

Address : Burnley Road, Padiham, Lancashire, BB12 8UA

 

 

 

 

Law Hill School

Profession : school where Emily was a teacher/governess

Date : 1838 to 1839

Address : 39, Law Lane, Southowram, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 9UG

 

 

 

 

Hathersage Vicarage

Profession : house Charlotte visited with Ellen Nussey (brother was vicar)

Date : 1845 visited

Address : The Old Vicarage, Church Bank, Hathersage, Hope Valley, S32 1AJ

 

 

 

 

North Lees Hall

Profession : probably the inspiration for Thornfield Hall in Jane Eyre

Date : Charlotte visited in 1845

Address : Birley Lane, Hathersage, Hope Valley, S32 1BR

 

 

 

 

High Sutherland Hall

Profession : possible inspiration for Wuthering Heights

Date : approximately 1600 to 1951

Address : High Sutherland Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire

 

 

 

 

Lord Nelson Inn

Profession : tavern Branwell regularly visited

Date : 1841 to 1841

Address : High Street, Luddenden, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX2 6PX

 

 

 

 

Brookroyd House

Profession : friend of Charlott'es friend Ellen Nussey

Date : Charlotte visited from 1830 to 1855

Address : Brookroyd Lane, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 0ER

 

 

 

 

The Old Vicarage, Todmorden

Profession : former parsonage of John Fennell

Date : September 1829

Address : The Old Vicarage, Cross Stone Road, Todmorden, West Yorkshire, OL14 8RB

 

 

 

 

The George Inn

Profession : inn used by Charlotte Bronte

Date : 1845

Address : Main Road, Hathersage, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S32 1BB

 

 

 

 

The Salutation pub

Profession : Where Charlotte started Jane Eyre

Date : stayed in 1846 for about five weeks

Address : 59, Boundary Street West, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Manchester, M15 6ED

 

 

 

 

Ponden Hall and Penistone Crag

Profession : inspirational locations for Wuthering Heights

Date : 1680

Address : Ponden Lane, Stanbury, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD22 0HR

 

 

 

 

Top Withins Farm

Profession : inspiration for Wuthering Heights

Date : unknown to 1926 (last inhabited)

Age : timeless

Address : near Haworth, West Yorkshire, HX7 8RP

 

 

 

 

Wycoller Hall

Profession : inspiration for “Fearndean Manor” in novel Jane Eyre

Date : 1825 to 1855 (when Charlotte Bronte knew it passed)

Address : [no plaque] Wycoller hamlet, off Keithley Road, Colne, West Yorkshire, BB8 8SY

 

 

 

 

Cowan Bridge School

Profession : Bronte sisters attended

Date : 1824 (attended)

Address : 2, Bronte Cottages, Cowan Bridge, Kirby Lonsdale, Lancashire, LA6 2HS

 

 

 

 

Norton Conyers House

Profession : “Thornfield Hall” in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre novel

Date : 1839 (Charlotte visited)

Address : [no plaque] near Wath, North Yorkshire, HG4 5EQ

 

 

 

 

Roe Head School

Profession : Bronte location

Age : 186+

Date : Bronte attended 1831 and 1838

Cause Of Death : still going, now Holybank School

Address : Far Common Road, Mirfield, West Yorkshire, S3 9DN

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Gaskell's home

Profession : novelist and friend of the Bronte family

Date : 29th September 1810 to 12th November 1865

Age : 55

Cause of death : heart attack

Death location : 119, London Road, Holybourne, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 4ER

Blue Address : 84, Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 9LW

 

 

 

 

 

Graves

 

 

 

Anne Bronte

Profession : novelist

Date : 17th January 1820 to 28th May 1949

Age : 29

Cause of death : consumption

Death Location : house where The Grand Hotel Scarborough now stands,  St Nicholas Cliff,

                                    Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2ET

Grave location : St Mary's, Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HY

 

 

Ellen Nussey

Profession : friend of Charlotte

Date : 20th April 1817 to 26th November 1897

Age : 80

Cause of death : unknown

Death location : Moor Lane House, Gomersal, West Yorkshire, BD19 4LJ

Grave location : St Peter Churchyard, Kirkgate, Birstall, West Yorkshire, WF17 9PB

 

 

 

John and Martha Brown

Profession : sexton (John) and servant (Martha)

Date : 1804 - August 1855 (John)  1818 - 19th January 1880 (Martha)

Age : 50/51 (John)  51-52 (Martha)

Death location : unknown probably Haworth

Grave location : 125, Main Street, Haworth, West Yorkshire, BD22 8DR