Anne Brontë's Grave - St. Mary's Churchyard
Anne Brontė's grave The wording on the gravestone reads:
HERE
LIE THE REMAINS OF
ANNE BRONTË
DAUGHTER OF THE
REVD.  P. BRONTË
Incumbent of Haworth Yorkshire
She died Aged 28
May 28TH 1849


Anne's grave is situated in St. Mary's Churchyard - just beneath the castle walls: it is maintained by the Brontë Society. Behind and to the right of the photographer are captivating views of Scarborough's South Bay, and the sands - where Anne loved to walk.

Anne's grave and Castle Hill  (c.1900) In this painting by J.W.Williams, produced around the turn of the century, Anne's grave is the one directly above the white asterisk (bottom of picture). Beyond it can be seen 'Castle Hill' - the route taken, in Anne's novel, by Agnes Grey and Edward Weston as they make their way to edge of the precipice (at the far side of the castle grounds), where they stood 'watching the splendid sunset mirrored in the restless world of waters at our feet'.

(Direction of views on map: lower left towards upper right.)


N.B:  In reality, the 'hill', rising to the castle entrance, and beyond, is not quite as steep as it appears in this painting.

  See also 'Anne's Grave' photographs - accessed from 'Main Page'.


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