Place:Chawton, Hampshire, England

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NameChawton
Alt namesCeltonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 122
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.133°N 0.989°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoAlton Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Alton Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
East Hampshire District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Chawton is a village and civil parish in the East Hampshire District of Hampshire, England. The village is famous as the home of Jane Austen (1775-1817) for the last eight years of her life.

In the UK census of 2011, Chawton had a population of 445.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI has a list of archive holders in Hampshire including the Hampshire Record Office, various museums in Portsmouth and Southhampton, the Isle of Wight Record Office and Archives.
  • The Hampshire Online Parish Clerk project has a large collection of transcriptions from Parish Registers across Hampshire.
  • The three-storey City Museum in Winchester covers the Iron Age and Roman periods, the Middle Ages, and the Victorian period.
  • Volumes in The Victoria County History Series are available for Hampshire through British History Online. There are three volumes and the county is covered by parishes within the old divisions of "hundreds".
A collection of maps on the A Vision of Britain through Time website illustrating the English county of Hampshire over the period 1832-1932 (the last two are expandible):
  • A group of maps of the post-1974 municipal districts or boroughs of Hampshire on Wikipedia Commons
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