This browser is not fully supported by Historic England. Please update your browser to the latest version so that you get the best from our website.


List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1178917



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Hampshire

District: East Hampshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Chawton

National Park: SOUTH DOWNS

Grade: I

Date first listed: 31-Jul-1963

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 142304

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


This list entry was subject to a Minor Enhancement on 6 July 2017.

SU 73 NW 2/10



GV 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, two flat-roofed dormers with sashes.

Southeast front: once symmetrical, of two storeys and attic; five above two 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 six-panelled door. The long southwest elevation is similar, of three windows, the Flemish bond being mathematical tiles; at the east side is a Gothic sash. At the rear, the L-shaped block has three hipped roofs behind the front, one extended to a lower eaves above the staircase. There are two 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.

Jane Austen lived here with her sister, Cassandra, her mother and her friend Martha Lloyd from 1809. In May 1817 Austen moved to Winchester for treatment for a short illness from which she died on 18 July 1817. Her mother and sister continued to live at the house in Chawton for the rest of their lives. It was here that the author revised the previous drafts of her earlier works, including Pride and Prejudice, and wrote her later novels, including Emma.

Listing NGR: SU7083737583

This listing was enhanced in 2017 to mark the bicentenary of Jane Austen's death.

Selected Sources

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details

National Grid Reference: SU 70834 37579


© Crown Copyright and database right 2018. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2018. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1178917 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 14-Aug-2018 at 02:19:17.

End of official listing