Brontë Country

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Coordinates: 53°49′48″N 1°57′14″W / 53.830°N 1.954°W / 53.830; -1.954

The Brontë sisters, painted by their brother, Branwell c. 1834.[citation needed]

The Brontë Country is a name given to an area of south Pennine hills west of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England.[citation needed] The name comes from the Brontë sisters, who wrote such literary classics as Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë), Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë), and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Anne Brontë) while living in the area.[1]


The geology of the Brontë country is mainly gritstone. There are several places of rugged natural beauty and historical interest.[2]

Points of interest[edit]

The area includes the village of Haworth, where the Brontë sisters lived, and where the Brontë Parsonage Museum is located today. Top Withens is said to have been the inspiration for Wuthering Heights.[citation needed] There is an historic factory outlet called Ponden Mill near Ponden Hall Thrushcross Grange in Wuthering Heights) about half a mile outside Stanbury.[citation needed] Thornton, on the outskirts of Bradford, is the birthplace of the Brontë sisters and their brother Branwell (their father was rector of Thornton church).[citation needed] The house where they were born still exists as the Brontë Birthplace and is open to visitors by appointment. It is located on Market Street in the centre of the village [3]

Other places of interest from the Brontë sisters' novels include Oakwell Hall (Fieldhead in Shirley), Red House (Briarmains in Shirley), and Gawthorpe Hall and Wycoller Hall (Ferndean Manor in Jane Eyre).[citation needed]

In media and culture[edit]

The film Brontë Country: The Story of the Emily, Charlotte & Anne Brontë discusses the area's geography and history, and the history of the Brontë family.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bronte Homeland Interpretative Centre". Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Bronte Country". Eagle Intermedia Publishing Ltd. 1997. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "View of the Brontë Birthplace on Market Street". Google Maps. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Brontë Country: The Story of the Emily, Charlotte & Anne Brontë". The Great British Channel. DeltaOne Media. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 

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