Monday, 3 February 2014

Pictures of Jane Austen's House at Chawton

Some photos of Chawton Cottage    

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 kitchen

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.