Jane Austen's England
Chawton House Library is a grade ll listed Elizabethan manor house in the village of Chawton in Hampshire. It was formerly the home of Jane Austen's brother, Edward Austen Knight, and is now a library and study centre.
In 1992 a 125-year lease on the house was purchased for £1.25 million by a foundation established by Sandra Lerner and Leonard Bosack, co-founders of Cisco Systems. The house has been extensively restored and is now The Centre for the Study of Early English Women's Writing, 1600-1830.
Chawton House Library, opened in 2003, previously it was known as just Chawton House. It houses a collection of over 9,000 books together with related original manuscripts, formerly located in Redmond, Washington, U.S.
Chawton House is the venue of the Annual General Meeting of the Jane Austen Society of the United Kingdom.