Chawton

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Chawton is a small village in Hampshire, England, near Alton. In 2000 it had a population of around 380 and it is administered by East Hampshire District Council.

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Jane Austen's house

Jane Austen

Jane Austen lived here with her mother and sister, Cassandra, from 1809 until May 1817, when because of illness she moved to Winchester to be near her physician. She died there on 18 July 1817.

Austen wrote many of her books in Chawton, and her house is now a museum.

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