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ImageChawton is a small village but retains a number of facilities

We have :

  • The Jane Austen museum
  • Chawton House Library, the library, focuses on women's writing during the 1600's to 1830's
  • Cassandra's Cup, the village tea rooms
    Located directly opposite the museum the tea rooms are open from mid-morning to late afternoon.
  • The Greyfriar public house, located adjacent to Cassandra's Cup
    The pub serves a variety of food and beverages throughout the day
  • Historical buildings dotted around the village dating back many generations
  • A number of local establishments providing Bed and Breakfast (B&B) services
  • Some great walks to nearby villages and beyond.
  • and a relaxed, friendly way of life.

A number of the organisations listed above have web sites, their details can be found under the links section of this site. 

For information on finding us or our heritage, click on the links, or just browse around using the menu on the left.



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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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