In the footsteps of Jane Austen in Winchester

Jane lies in Winchester
blessed be her shade!
Praise the Lord for making her,
and her for all she made!
And while the stones of Winchester,
or Milsom Street, remain,
Glory, love, and honour unto EnglandĀ“s Jane!

Rudyard Kipling

College Street 8

Near the Winchester Cathedral you can find the house where Jane Austen lived her last days and died on 18 th July 1817. The house is private and not open to the public.

I have lost a treasure, such a sister,
such a friend as never can have been surpassed.
She was the sun of my life, the gilder of every pleasure,
the soother of every sorrow, I had not a thought concealed from her,
and it is as if I had lost a part of myself.

Cassandra to her niece Fanny
20 July 1817


8 College Street

In this house JANE AUSTEN lived her last days
and died 18th July 1817

Winchester Cathedral

Jane Austen is buried in Winchester Cathedral on 24 th July 1817.

The last sad ceremony is to take place on Thursday morning,
her dear remains are to be deposited in the Cathedral -
it is a satisfaction to me to think that they are to lie in a Building she admird so much.

Cassandra to her niece Fanny
20 July 1817


Jane Austen Memorial

In Memory of
youngest daughter of the late
formerly Rector of Steventon in this County
She departed this Life on the 18th of July1817, aged 41, after a long illness supported with the patience and hopes of a Christian.

The benevolence of her heart,
the sweetness of her temper, and
the extraordinary endowments of her mind obtained the regard of all who knew her and the warmest love of her intimate connections.

Their grief is in proportion to their affection they know their loss to be irreparable, but in their deepest affliction they are consoled
by a firm though humble hope that her charity, devotion, faith and purity have rendered her soul acceptable in the sight of her

Travelling to Winchester:

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  • or by train from London Waterloo to Winchester

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