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See us through to the next chapter…

We are launching an urgent, large-scale funding campaign to reimagine and enhance the manor house in Chawton that was as familiar to Jane Austen as her own village home.

We have ambitious plans for Jane Austen’s ‘Great House’ to reach its full potential as a major literary landmark. We want to expand our facilities to secure the house’s survival and provide an enhanced experience of the Chawton estate that was Jane Austen’s home throughout the final, productive years of her life.

We need your help to turn this vision into reality.

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Making a difference: Impact Report 2014-16

One of the main aims of our plan to reimagine Jane Austen's 'Great House' is

Flying the Texan flag at Chawton

Why is the flag of Texas flying proudly above the Great House at Chawton today?  Once

  • Houses of Fiction book

Author Phyllis Richardson joins Joanna Trollope and Edward Rutherfurd in endorsing our campaign

Phyllis Richardson, author of House of Fiction: From Pemberley to Brideshead, Great British Houses in Literature

  • #TheDarcyLook launch video

#TheDarcyLook is officially launched!

We've officially launched our social media fundraising campaign #TheDarcyLook! It's easy to get involved, all

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