Leeds & West Yorkshire

Haworth Main Street cobbles replaced

Haworth Main Street
Image caption The historic character of the village will be maintained, said the council

Thousands of stone setts, or cobbles, are to be re-laid in a West Yorkshire village.

The work begins on Monday on Haworth Main Street and is the last piece of a £600,000 refurbishment in the home of the Bronte family.

The famous literary family moved to Haworth in 1820 where the Reverend Patrick Bronte was appointed Curate of Haworth.

Thousands of tourists walk the steep hill running through the village.

Bradford Council said the renovations will maintain the historical character of the village

The road will be closed in short sections as the work is carried out, although pedestrian access will be possible at all times.

The work is expected to last until the summer but the road will be re-opened over weekends and there will be no work on bank holidays.

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