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Literary heritage: The three-bedroom cottage in the West Yorkshire village of Thornton was once home to the Bronte family. Patrick Bronte, his wife Maria and their first two children, Maria and Elizabeth moved there in 1815 and it is where Charlotte, Emily and Anne and Bramwell were all delivered in front of the fireplace in 1816, 1818, 1820 and 1817 respectively

New chapter in the history of the Bronte birthplace... as a cafe

Bronte Birthplace Market Street, Thornton, West Yorkshire now a cafe & deli

Jane Austen's last home, in Winchester, England. She died here with her head on her sister Cassandra's shoulder. She is buried in Winchester Cathedral.

: : through the keyhole : : Jane Austen's last home, in Winchester, England, she is buried in Winchester Cathedral

Living room with exposed beams | Step inside this 15th century West Sussex home | housetohome.co.uk

Step inside this 15th century West Sussex home

Bronte Birthplace - Thornton, Patrick and Maria Bronte's bedroom.

Patrick and Maria's bedroom is situated above the dining room. House at Thornton.

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The Bronte Birthplace in Thornton, near Bradford, West Yorkshire, is where the Bronte sisters were born and lived before moving to Haworth

The Bronte home

Bronte Parsonage and cemetery, Haworth, Yorkshire, England. It's just what you'd think Wuthering Heights should look like.

Haworth, England: The Tiny Town That Inspired Every Single Bronte Sister Novel http://yhoo.it/1l38eFF

Haworth, England: The Tiny Town That Inspired Every Single Bronte Sister Novel

The cobbled streets of Haworth, a pretty little English village that clings to the edge of the West Yorkshire moors, wind up the hill, and are lined with pub. Its main thoroughfare is named Bronte Parsonage, after the sibling writers.

Knole: the origins of this enormous house are obscure, but it is believed that an estate has been in existence here since at least the 12th century. However, it is known that, in 1456, Thomas Bourchier (Archbishop of Canterbury) bought Knole for about £266, and set about transforming this fortress-like building into a home 'fit for the Princes of the Church'.  Henry VIII took possession of it, enlarging it  but never actually spending much time there.

Knole: Origins of this enormous house are obscure, but it is believed that an estate has been in existence here since at least the century.

Brontë Birthplace Market Street, Thornton, West Yorkshire

Brontë Birthplace Market Street, Thornton, West Yorkshire

Shrewsbury. Lovely old town. Home to Brother Cadfael. View towards Fish Street and the redundant church. Beautiful non - chain shops exist here

Home to Brother Cadfael. View towards Fish Street and the redundant church. Beautiful non - chain shops exist here

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