VICTORIAN novelist Anne Bronte has been given a new gravestone after 163 years to correct an error on the original.

After a service of dedication in Scarborough, The Bronte Society said it had installed the plaque alongside the original headstone, which gave the Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall author’s age as 28.

A spokeswoman for the society said it had installed the plaque in St Mary’s Churchyard as the original has deteriorated and to highlight Anne died in the resort in 1849, after succumbing to tuberculosis at the age of 29.

Anne, the only member of the literary family not buried at their home in Haworth, West Yorkshire, had travelled to Scarborough after developing a love for resort while a North Yorkshire governess.

She had hoped the air would improve her condition, but died three days after arriving.