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Village Hall - Buy a Brick

ImageChawton Village Hall is currently fundraising to extend the rear of the hall to provide much needed storage and a small meeting room. A total of £80,000 is required for this extension, so far we have raised £48,450 ahead of the works that start in August this year.

We therefore invite you to contribute to the success of this project for the benefit of both current and future generations.

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South Downs Boundary Confirmed

ImageHilary Benn, the environment secretary today confirmed the boundary of the South Downs National Park. As expected, Chawton has been confirmed to be within the park.

Please see the maps for the layouts and limits of the park and the detailed part covering Chawton

 

Open Gardens

Lots of great gardens

Walk In The Footsteps Of Jane Austen In Her Beloved Hampshire Home
To Help Celebrate The Bicentenary Of Her Arrival, the Village Of Chawton Opens Its Gardens

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Pothole Repairs

ImageHampshire County Council have been in contact and asked for help in reporting any potholes in the local roads following the recent cold weather. Clearly this doesn't have to be constrained to potholes in the village !

Please see the attached letter from HCC

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Hoar Frost Jan 2009

ImageNew pictures are available in the gallery showing Chawton with Hoar frost.

Pictures courtesy of Graham Rankin

 
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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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