Thursday, June 07, 2007

Jane Austen's House - Chawton

Nestled in between some fast moving dual carriageways, I found the chocolate-box picturesque village of Chawton.

Imagine the villages in Midsomer Murders and you've got the look of this place.

Jane's house:

How it used to look as Estate Workers' cottages in the 1920's:


Inside the charming Georgian style building with creaky polished wood floors, many of Jane's treasures donated by her descendants are on display.

Her writing table:

Costumes from the film Becoming Jane starring Anne Hathaway, Julie Walters and Maggie Smith were on display:

Some other views of the house:

I can just imagine Mr Darcy riding down this hill on an afternoon visit:

My one purchase in the gift shop was an apron, which I'll use to protect my clothes from fluff whilst spinning.



cyndy said...

I've really enjoyed seeing all the photos of your recent adventures!
Thanks for posting about the mills!
Very interesting reading!

Queen of the froggers. said...

What a great post, the house looks so nice and I do like the dresses!