The Bronte Birthplace
Situated on Market Street in the village of Thornton on the outskirts of Bradford in the heart of West Yorkshire's Bronte Country is the Bronte Birthplace, where the Bronte Sisters (along with their brother Branwell) were born before moving to Haworth.
Since then the property has undergone several changes of use, and was at one stage even converted in to a restaurant. In the late 1990s the property was purchased and lovingly restored by the crime novelist Barbara Whitehead, who (with the support of the Bronte Birthplace Trust) opened the property as a museum before having to sell up in 2007.
The property has recently been sold again and is currently (at the time of this update in 2013) a private residence again.