Place:Haworth, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

TypeVillage, Urban district
Coordinates53.83°N 1.96°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inWest Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoKeighley, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal borough in which the Haworth was located until 1974Bradford (metropolitan borough), West Yorkshire, England|metropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Haworth is a historic village in the Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury civil parish and the City of Bradford metropolitan borough of West Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is situated in the Pennines, southwest of Keighley, west of Bradford and east of Colne in Lancashire. The surrounding areas include Oakworth and Oxenhope. Nearby villages include Cross Roads, Stanbury and Lumbfoot.

Haworth is today a tourist destination known for its association with the Brontë sisters and its preserved heritage railway (Keighley and Worth Valley Railway).

The distances omitted in the Wikipedia quotation are: 3 miles (4.8 km) southwest of Keighley and 10 miles (16 km) west of Bradford.

Haworth was an urban district under the West Riding of Yorkshire from 1894 until 1937 when the urban district was abolished and the area absorbed into Keighley. In the 19th century and before it was in the ecclesiastical parish of Bradford in the Morley division of Agbrigg and Morley Wapentake. The registration district was Keighley.

Further Notes from Wikipedia

Haworth is part of the parish of Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury,[2] which in turn is part of the Bradford Metropolitan District Council, one of the five metropolitan boroughs of West Yorkshire.

Haworth is situated in the Worth Valley amid the Pennine moors. It is 212 miles (341 km) north of London, and 43 miles (69 km) west of York.

Haworth is first mentioned as a settlement in 1209.[1] The name may refer to a "hedged enclosure" or "hawthorn enclosure". The name was recorded as "Howorth" on a 1771 map.


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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. In the 19th century, the village and surrounding settlements were largely industrialised, which put it at odds with the popular portrayal in Wuthering Heights, which only bore resemblance to the upper moorland that Emily Brontë was accustomed to. The Parsonage is now a museum owned and maintained by the Brontë Society.

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