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Monday, July 18, 2011

Anniversary of Jane Austen's Death

Yesterday was the 194th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen, the great English novelist, who lived the last six weeks of her life in the town of Winchester. She died of an unknown illness in the terraced house below on the 17th of July, 1817. Austen is buried in nearby Winchester Cathedral.

Jane Austen

Jane Austen's House in Winchester is currently privately owned and not open to visitors. A plaque marks the spot.

Jane Austen home

Jane Austen's House in Winchester is situated on College Street near the medieval Kingsgate. Winchester is around 2 hours drive from Bath. A visit to Stonehenge can be combined with seeing Winchester in the same day.

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