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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.

Name: JANE AUSTEN'S HOUSE

List entry Number: 1178917

Location

JANE AUSTEN'S HOUSE, WINCHESTER ROAD

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

County District District Type Parish
HampshireEast HampshireDistrict AuthorityChawton

National Park: SOUTH DOWNS

Grade: I

Date first listed: 31-Jul-1963

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 142304

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History

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Details

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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National Grid Reference: SU 70834 37579

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