Haworth Parsonage

Haworth Parsonage was built in 1778. It is constructed with millstone grit.

It is said that the house was built on graves.

It stands at the top end of Haworth, near the top of the hill, with only the moors beyond.

The Brontë family moved here in 1820. The Parsonage came with the living.

Earlier incumbents included Mr Richardson and Mr Charnock.

The house originally had 9 rooms, but was considerably altered, especially by Charlotte.

The well and privy for the Parsonage were in the churchyard.

Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, and Agnes Grey were written here.

In 1861, after the death of Rev Brontë, Arthur Bell Nicholls sold up at the Parsonage and then went back to Northern Ireland, taking Martha Brown with him.

In 1881, it was when the Rev Wade added a west wing – that is to the right of the building. The new wing blocked the window of the kitchen.

In 1927/8, Sir James Roberts bought the property for £3,000, and the old building became the Brontë Parsonage Museum.

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The rooms in the Parsonage

The present-day Parsonage comprises the following rooms.

These are numbered here as in the Guide to the Brontë Parsonage Museum

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