Chawton House Library, Chawton House, Chawton, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1SJ
Visit the Elizabethan manor house that once belonged to Jane Austen’s brother in the village of Chawton in Hampshire. The Hampshire Regency Dancers will be performing on the South Lawn and our very own Shire horses will be giving traditional demonstrations of rural equine pursuits. Refreshments and light lunches will be available to purchase in the Old Kitchen. Children's activities will be available for the young and the young at heart !
This event took place in September 2013 and the entry is now archived.
Wheelchair access to lower floor of the house only. Floor are uneven so please be careful when exploring the house.
Chawton House Library, a registered charity based within the South Downs National Park in Hampshire, UK. Concentrating on education and heritage, the charity holds a unique collection of early women’s writing circa 1600 – 1830. As well as promoting study and research on women’s writing, the charity’s educational remit includes protecting and conserving the Elizabethan house and grounds, and maintaining a rural English working manor farm of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, managed using traditional, organic farming methods.
We are close to Jane Austen House Museum in Chawton. Follow the sign post on the village green to St Nicholas Church and Chawton House. Map link.
Date last modified: 15th July 2013 at 10:44