Emily Brontė



Emily Brontė is buried in St. Michael and All Angels' Church, Haworth, Yorkshire, England.

On October 1st 1848 Emily Brontė left Haworth parsonage for the last time to attend her brother Bramwell's funeral (he died of consumption).

Unfortunately, she caught a severe cold which lead to inflammation of the lungs  and she also died of consumption shortly after, on the 19 December 1848. She was only 29 years old. 

Reputedly she refused any family help or medical assistance during her illness.

Her sister Charlotte is also buried in the family vault but Anne was laid to rest in St. Mary's churchyard, Scarborough.

In 1845 Charlotte discovered a collection of Emily's poems and was so impressed by their quality that she suggested the sisters should issue a joint publication. Their poems appeared under the pseudonyms Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell but, unfortunately, did not sell well.

Inside Haworth Church and Brontė Chapel


Pillar with inscription.
All photographs by Ian Palmer


Of the three sisters, Emily was the most accomplished poet. She is particularly remembered for her lyrics such as: The night is darkening round me and Last Lines.

There is also a memorial tablet to the Brontė sisters in 'Poets' Corner', Westminster Abbey.


No coward soul is mine,
No trembler in the world's storm-troubled sphere:
I see Heaven's glories shine,
And faith shines equal, arming me from fear.

From Last Lines (complete poem)

Read more of Brontė's poetry






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