the guide

Three manors? A deserted village? A lost rectory where Jane Austen spent most of her short life? And not 5 miles outside Basingstoke! There’s a new little book by Richard Tanner. Copiously illustrated, it takes the reader round the village from manor and church, past the rectory site where Jane wrote the first 3 of her 6 great novels, through today’s village and back to the start.

"This charming book illustrates that there is life after Jane Austen for Steventon and Richard recalls Steventon’s history with great care. It is indeed a remarkable social account of one very special village in Hampshire" Dame Mary Fagan, Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire

To obtain a copy of Steventon - Jane Austin's Birthplace please download the order form from here.



The new book

Sponsored by the Fox, Richard Tanner has published a new book about the village he lives in. 'North Waltham', at 80pp and with 125 illustrations, is a comprehensive account of the history, houses, farming, church, school and activities right up to the Jubilee Year.

For more details, please visit the North Waltham page

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