Monday, 14 February 2011

Haworth - Ornate 'A'

     The inscription on this gravestone in Haworth churchyard was one of a number of interesting items kindly pointed out to me by the gardener there.  His theory is that the embellished letter 'A' was a kind of signature or trade mark of the stone mason.  The gardener tells me that he has worked on a voluntary basis at the churchyard for around three years and enjoys talking to the many visitors.


  1. I love reading gravestones. This one is more elaborate than most.

  2. Is this THE HAWORTH? I'm a big Charlotte Bronte fan...

  3. Stephanie
    Yes, the Haworth Parsonage overlooks the graveyard, the Bronte family vault lies beneath the pew where the family would have sat for church services.