Thornton, near Bradford, is a village of great historical importance to the world of literature, it was the birthplace of the Bronte sisters. However this isn't immediately apparent because unlike Haworth, Thornton hasn't stressed it's Bronte connections and thus remains mainly free of tourists.
Click here for map.
Thornton and the Brontes
1. The Great Northern Hotel
2. A number 697 bus picks up passengers en route to Keighley
3. Some of the shops on Thornton Road
4. Royd Mount School, built on the site of the old Thornton Station
5. Upper Headley Farm, a listed building
6. Thornton Co-op

Photographs taken April 1998
Copyright Martin Bryant

Back to the main page