Haworth,The Pennine village where the Brontës lived and wrote.
Haworth is a tourist destination known for its association with the
Brontë sisters.The Brontë sisters were born in Thornton near Bradford,
but wrote most of their novels while living at Haworth Parsonage when
their father was the parson at the Church of St. Michael and All Angels.
The Bronte family arrived in the village in 1821, by which time the
economy began shifting from domestic to industrial.
The Pennine village
where the Bronte sisters grew up was then a crowded industrial town,
polluted, smelly and wretchedly unhygienic. Although perched on the edge
of open country, high up on the edge of Haworth Moor, the death rate
was as high as anything in London or Bradford, with 41 per cent of
children failing even to reach their sixth birthday. The average age of
death was just 24.
The Parsonage is now a museum owned and maintained by the Brontë Society.