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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

  • 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...

  • Estate Rambles - Chawton House Library
    June 02, 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 Open Gardens
    June 11, 2017 (13:00 - 17:00)

    Open Gardens

    Weekend event with various gardens in the village ope to the public

  • Chawton WI - Air Ambulance
    June 14, 2017 (19:30 - 21:30)

    Chawton WI are hosting Hampshire Air Ambulance at Chawton Village Hall.

    The Air Ambulance will be providing a talk on this vital service.

  • Garden Tour and Cream Tea - Chawton House Library
    June 18, 2017 (14:30 - 16:30)

    As part of Regency Week Garden Manager Andrew Bentley will be giving a guided tour of the garden. Cream Tea included in the ticket price.

    The Library, House and Gardens will be open as usual Monday to Friday 12pm to 4.30pm and on Sunday 11am to 5pm...

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