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Jane Austen's House, Chawton

Description: Jane Austen's House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 31 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 142304

OS Grid Reference: SU7083437579
OS Grid Coordinates: 470834, 137579
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1331, -0.9890

Location: Winchester Road, Chawton, Hampshire GU34 1SD

Locality: Chawton
Local Authority: East Hampshire District Council
County: Hampshire
Country: England
Postcode: GU34 1SD

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Listing Text


2/10 Jane Austen's House
G.V. I

Home of Jane Austen 1809 to 1817, now a museum. C18. Walls of Flemish bond,
with cambered arches to the ground floor, plinth. Hipped tiled roof, brick
dentil eaves, 2 flat-roofed dormers with sashes. South east front:
once symmetrical, of 2 storeys and attic; 5 above 2 wide windows; the central
upper window is now blocked, and below it the former entrance is a window, the
openings for wider windows to the ground-floor have been altered, the south side
being bricked up as a panel, and the north side made narrower. Sashes in exposed
frames. The doorway (north of the centre) has a moulded canopy on carved brackets
and a 6-panelled door. The long south-west elevation is similar, of 3 windows,
the Flemish bond being mathematical tiles; at the east
side is a Gothic sash. At the rear, the L-shaped block has 3 hipped roofs
behind the front, one extended to a lower eaves above the staircase. There
are 2 inscribed plaques at the front. Interior: much remains of the C18
plain interior (floors, fireplaces, doors, cupboards), with period furnishings,
other period features, and exhibition material, related to Jane Austen.

Listing NGR: SU7083737583

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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