The Brontë Stone
The Brontë Stone is situated in Thornton Cemetery and features a poem by award-winning writer Jeanette Winterson.
It overlooks Pinch Beck Valley and the viaduct, and offers stunning views, under the shade of sycamore trees.
The poem is carved into a beautiful slab of local sandstone, sourced from Bingley Stone quarry in Cullingworth.
The Emily Stone
As you would hope and expect, the Emily Stone is sited in the midst of windswept moorland overlooking Haworth.
The poem is written by internationally acclaimed singer and musician, Kate Bush, and is carved into the side of Ogden Kirk, a stunning outcrop of rock above the clough.
The poem was written as a tribute to Emily Brontë in her bicentenary year, but also to mark forty years since the release of Kate’s debut single, ‘Wuthering Heights’, which was number one in the charts for four weeks in 1978. The stone is situated by kind permission of Yorkshire Water.
The Anne Stone
The Anne Stone lies in the top right hand corner of Parson’s Field, a wild flower meadow behind the Brontë Parsonage Museum.
It is carved with a poem by Scottish Makar, Jackie Kay. Anne Brontë is the only sibling not buried in the family vaults under the church next to the parsonage. Instead, she is buried in St Mary’s churchyard in Scarborough.
The poem acknowledges a return of sorts, to the place where she grew up and wrote her two important novels. Many thanks to the Brontë Parsonage Museum for kindly giving permission.
The Charlotte Stone
The Charlotte Stone is positioned in the outside wall of the Brontë Birthplace in Thornton, which is now owned by Mark and Michelle De Luca, who kindly gave permission for the stone to be situated in their grade II* listed building.
The poem has been written by poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy. The birthplace is now home to Emily’s, a fully licensed café and restaurant.