HOUSE AND ESTATE

Chawton House itself is over four hundred years old, and the recorded history of the land on which it stands stretches even further back. From 1996 to 2003, extensive restoration work was carried out on the house and estate, prior to the opening of Chawton House Library. More information on the history and the recent restoration is given below, together with an overview of the estate as it is used today and some of our plans for its future.

History

Chawton House and its estate, from the 11th century onwards. More >

History

Restoration of Chawton House

A look at some of the elements of the building restoration. More >

Restoration

The Estate

Ongoing restoration of the gardens, and current uses of the estate. More >

The Estate

Shire Horses

Shire horses are trained to work on the estate. More >

Shire Horses

Chickens

Rescued battery hens live in the walled garden More >

Chickens home in the walled garden

Conservation

A programme of conservation is now in place. More >

Conservation

CHAWTON HOUSE TOURS

reading room

Visit Chawton House for tours of the house, Llibrary and Estate More >