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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 WI
    November 09, 2016 (19:30 - 20:30)

    Come and join us for a talk from Tom Yendell on Mouth and Foot Painting Artists.  Hot drinks, nibbles and a chat awaits afterwards!

    Visitors welcome, either pop along or contact us on the details below.

  • Jane Austen at 200: Old Hampshire to New Hampshire and Beyond
    November 18, 2016 (19:30 - 21:30)

    Venue: Chawton House Library

    Sue and Martyn Dell of Jane Austen's House Museum will be talking about how a gifted but relatively unknown author who died in 1817 became known and loved throughout the world.

    They will reveal the plans to commemorate the...

  • Chawton WI Christmas Meal
    December 14, 2016 (19:30 - 20:30)

    We're having our Christmas Meal at the Golden Pheasant in Farringdon.  If you'd like to join our WI in the new year please come along or email us at

    We meet at 7.30pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Village Hall.

  • Jane Austen's Birthday
    December 16, 2016 (10:30 - 11:30)

    Free entry day for all to celebrate Jane Austen's Birthday. Join us for a mince pie and a sing song of Christmas Carols around the piano.

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