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Chawton, Hampshire

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Chawton, Hampshire

Chawton is a village and civil parish in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. The village lies within the South Downs National Park and is famous as the home of Jane Austen for the last eight years of her life. In 2000, Chawton had a population of around 380. It is within the census area of Downland which has 2,149 people.
DistrictEast Hampshire
Post townALTON
Administrative CountyHampshire
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSU7037
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01420
Population380 (2000)

Other names by which Chawton, Hampshire has been known in the past


Chawton, Hampshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Chawton, par., N. Hants, 6 miles NE. of Alresford, 2674 ac., pop. 473; P.O.; contains Chawton House.

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