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Number 74 with Front Garden Wall and Railings, Thornton

Description: Number 74 with Front Garden Wall and Railings

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 September 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 336869

OS Grid Reference: SE1006732756
OS Grid Coordinates: 410067, 432756
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7910, -1.8487

Location: 60 Market Street, Thornton BD13 3EN

Locality: Thornton
County: Bradford
Country: England
Postcode: BD13 3EN

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Listing Text

(north side)
Thornton BD13

No 72

4.9.52 No 74,
- with front garden wall and railings
SE 1032 39/99


No 74 is the birthplace of the Bronte sisters and their brother Branwell. A small
2 storey 3 bay house dated 1802, No 72 being a mid C19 extension having a built out
shop front. The Bronte house is built of thin sandstone "brick" and has a stone
slate roof with small paired modillion brackets to the eaves cornice. Corniced
chimneys. Two light square mullion windows in squared surrounds with single light
over doorway. The latter has squared jambs and plain console brackets to moulded
cornice over. The projecting mid C19 shop front occupies part of right hand bay,
window with shallow entablature. Extending to the left of the doorway and enclosing
a small front garden is a dwarf stone wall with low wrought iron railings with
fleur de lis and honeysuckle heads. No 74 served as the parsonage for St James
Chapel and here were born, during the Rev Bronte's curacy, before his appointment
to Haworth: Charlotte 1816, Bramwell 1817, Emily Jane 1818 and Anne 1820.

Listing NGR: SE1006732756

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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