Jane Austen's House Museum

Jane Austen's House Museum

Jane Austen lived at Chawton Cottage in Hampshire during the happiest and most productive period of her life, from 1809 to 1817. The charming village house is open to the public as a museum.

Timeline

1811

Publication of Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

1813

Publication of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

1814

Publication of Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

1815

Publication of Emma by Jane Austen

1816

Publication of Persuasion by Jane Austen

1816

Henry Austen buys back rights to Northanger Abbey

31 Jul 1963

Jane Austen's House Museum designated a Grade I listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

Jane Austen's House Museum is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

List Entry ID
1178917
Grade
I
Name
JANE AUSTEN'S HOUSE
Location
JANE AUSTEN'S HOUSE, WINCHESTER ROAD
Parish
Chawton
District
East Hampshire
County
Hampshire
Grid Reference
SU 70834 37579

SU 73 NW CHAWTON WINCHESTER ROAD

2/10 Jane Austen's House 31.7.63 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

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Bibliography

  1. Official Website of Jane Austen's House Museum. Web. Accessed 1 Nov. 2016. <http://www.jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk/>
  2. “JANE AUSTEN'S HOUSE.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1178917>