"Steventune" listed two estates in the Domesday book. Today its best known as the birth-place of Jane Austen, who lived here from 1775 to 1800. Her father was Rector of Steventon and Austen wrote both "Pride and Prejudice" (1796--7) and "Northanger Abbey" (1798) here. St Nicholas' church - essentially 13th century - remains much as she would have known it. The great Yew tree is thought to be some nine hundred years old.

The photo of St Nicholas' is reproduced, by permission, from Allan Soedring's fine collection of photos of English architecture (

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17 Feb 2012 Steventon Players celebrate the 60's
20 Nov 2011 Heritage Lottery Fund search for Austen Rectory
20 Feb 2010 Steventon Players meet Gilbert & Sullivan
28 Jun 2009 Steventon holds Village Fete
16 Jan 2009 Sir George visits Bio-Diesel Plant
9 Feb 2007 North West Hants Tories hold CPF Supper at Steventon
6 Sep 2006 Film makers record making of new cope
7 Apr 2006 Sir George visits Popham Airfield
9 Sep 2005 Michael Gove addresses North West Hants Tories
18 Jun 2005 Montessori School launched at Steventon
29 Feb 2004 Villages celebrate Rector's Wedding
15 Nov 2003 Sir George looks in on Steventon Christmas Fair
10 Apr 2002 Basingstoke and Deane - Time for a Better Deal
24 Jun 2001 Steventon holds Village Fete
25 Jun 2000 Steventon Village Fete
Local Links
Guide to St Nicholas' Church
An interesting page with several good photographs, at the website of NWSAD-HS, the local history society for the North Hampshire villages of North Waltham, Steventon, Ashe & Deane.
Jane Austen Information Page
Including full texts of the novels and some other work!
Jane Austen Society of North America
Beautifully constructed site. The society has contributed to restoration work at St Nicholas' church.

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