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Heritage
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Chawton is proud of its heritage and has tried exceptionally hard to maintain the village as it was in Jane Austen's days. To a large extent, the village remains unaltered to this day.

To continue, please choose from one of the items listed under the heritage menu to the left or from one of the sections below.

  • HMS Chawton   ( 2 Articles )
    Chawton's own warship - The HMS Chawton
  • Village History   ( 9 Articles )

    All sorts of historical information from around the village

  • Jane Austen   ( 1 Article )

    Clearly the link Chawton has with Jane Austen and her family is one of the reasons the village is as popular as it is today. We recieve over 30,000 visitors each year from all around the world, all who have been inspired enough by her works to want to visit the place that inspired such masterpieces.

    The picture shows her former house, which is now a museum. Visitor information is provided here

  • Visitor Information   ( 2 Articles )

    This area provides information to visitors.

    We hope you enjoy your visit.

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Upcoming Events

  • Estate Rambles - Chawton House Library
    May 07, 2017 (08:30 - 10:00)

    Explore the Chawton House Library estate in the company of our Garden Manager, Andrew Bentley. Find out more about the fascinating history of the grounds, including the ‘wilderness’, the ‘ha-ha’ and the additions made by Jane Austen’s brother, Edward...

  • Chawton WI - AGM and social evening
    May 10, 2017 (19:30 - 21:30)

    Chawton WI's AGM and social evening is being held at Chawton Village Hall.

  • Evening Talk: What is a Literary Coterie and Why Does It Matter?
    May 18, 2017 (18:30 - 20:30)

    Join us at Chawton House Library for an evening talk by Professor Betty Schallenberg.

    It has often been assumed that manuscript-circulating coterie groups disappeared under the tidal wave of print materials that flooded eighteenth-century Britain. In...

  • Garden Tour - Chawton House Library
    May 21, 2017 (14:00 - 15:00)

    Join Garden Manager Andrew Bentley for a guided tour of the gardens. This will include a detailed history of the grounds, including distinctive period features, such as the ‘wilderness’ and ‘ha-ha’, along with the Walled Kitchen Garden built by Jane...

  • Chawton House Library NGS open garden
    May 28, 2017 (All Day)

    Chawton House Library has recently joined the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) and will be part of the NGS Festival Weekend & 90th anniversary. This inspiring programme organises the opening of outstanding gardens around the country to raise funds for...

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