Monday, 3 February 2014
Pictures of Jane Austen's House at Chawton
This view is from the side of the house facing the garden. The door on the left leads into the kitchen, the door to the right leads into the drawing room.
The back of the house
The laundry room, with a stove used for baking bread, as well as for heating water for the laundry.
The yard between the house and the outhouses. On the left is the door to the laundry room. In front of it is the well. This was dug very deep into the chalk so that the family had clean water to drink. To the right are storerooms. The plants on the left are medicinal, including lavender, thyme, rosemary and an ancient fig tree.
The garden is planted with flowers that were grown in Jane Austen's time.