Follow in the Footsteps of Jane Austen
In the footsteps of Jane Austen
To celebrate this “novel” connection we have been sharing an image each day on Twitter of a place with a link to Jane Austen. From her birthplace in Steventon to her tomb in Winchester Cathedral there are so many places in the South East with a tale to tell or which formed the backdrop and inspiration for her much loved novels.
This included Goodnestone Park in Kent where we gave advice to the owners on their lovely conversion works, the old town in Southampton which is sadly a Conservation Area at Risk and the Abbey Gateway in Reading next to Reading Abbey where we have given a series of grants.
Share in the celebration
You can explore all these places and more via the gallery below and if you want to get involved there are lots of festivals and events happening all over the South East from the Heritage Lottery Funded Stinking Fish of Southampton festival to the Jane Austen 200 celebrations in Hampshire including the launch of the new £10 note!
Jane Austen in the South East Image Gallery
Please click on the gallery images to enlarge.
Also of interest...
Enter our competition on the theme of 'Heritage at Risk' to highlight the region’s stunning historic places and their vulnerability.
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