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Jane's Great House

Generous donors helped save Chawton House one brick at a time by supporting our #BrickbyBrick campaign.

From 2017 to 2020 we raised over £33,000 via our #BrickbyBrick campaign. In 2020 we will be commissioning an architect’s drawing commemorating those who donated more than £100. The drawing will be kept at the house in perpetuity and donors will be informed and sent an image of it once it is ready.

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Our Supporters

14th June 2018

Author and Austen descendant backs our campaign

Caroline Knight, author of Jane & Me: My Austen Heritage and Jane Austen’s fifth great niece has pledged her support to Chawton House’s #BrickbyBrick campaign.

30th November 2017

Campaign receives £100k grant boost and actor Greg Wise adds his support

Actor Greg Wise, who played John Willoughby in the adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, endorses our #buyabrick campaign.

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14th November 2017

Oscar winner and Hollywood star Emma Thompson backs our campaign

Emma Thompson, who wrote the screenplay and starred in the 1995 adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, has come out in support of our urgent appeal to keep Chawton House open.

19th July 2017

Best-selling author, Joanna Trollope OBE, endorses our campaign

Our patron, best-selling author, Joanna Trollope OBE, is the latest writer to endorse our campaign to Reimagine Jane's 'Great House'.

29th June 2017

Best-selling author Edward Rutherfurd pledges his support

The historical novelist, Edward Rutherfurd, has made a generous $10,000 pledge towards our campaign to save #JanesGreatHouse.