An error on British literary icon Anne Bronte's gravestone has finally been corrected, 164 years after her death.

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall author died in 1849, aged 29, after a battle with tuberculosis, and she was buried at St. Mary's Churchyard in Scarborough, England.

However, the headstone listed her age at the time of her passing as 28 - and it's only now that Bronte's final resting place has been given a new plaque to amend the mistake.

A special service of dedication took place over the weekend (27-28Apr13), when officials from The Bronte Society unveiled a corrected version beside the original gravestone.

Anne is the only member of the famous Bronte sisters who was not laid to rest at the family home in Haworth in England.