In this house, not far from Winchester Cathedral, the novelist Jane Austen died.
She had been ill for some time and had been growing weaker. It is thought that she may have had Addison`s Disease or maybe a cancer of the lymphatic system. She had come to stay in rented rooms, under the care of her sister Cassandra, to be treated by the city`s best doctors. Sadly, her illness was incurable.
A view down College Street, showing the house where Jane died on the right and the buildings of the fee paying public school, Winchester College, beyond it.
Opposite the house are the walled gardens of grand buildings. This magnolia tree was in full, glorious blossom on the March afternoon of our visit.
Around the corner from College Street. In the wall of the former post office on the left, there is an interesting red Victorian letter box.
Gateways in the city wall that lead to the Cathedral. This may have been the route taken on Jane Austen`s final journey to her burial place in Winchester Cathedral.