Jane Austen’s Home, Bath

Jane Austen’s Home, Bath

Jane Austen resided at No. 4 Sydney Place in the early 1800s. Here, you will find a commemorative plaque "Here lived Jane Austen, 1801-1805". Austen worked on the unfinished novel "The Watsons" inside this home. She abandoned the novel after her father's death in 1805.

Jane loved walking through Sydney Gardens and therefore was relieved to live in a location with easy access. In 1801, Sydney Place, located on the east side of Pulteney Bridge, was a newly built terrace house. Its location was quiet but offered easy access to Bath's social and shopping scene over Pulteney Bridge.

During her time in Bath, Jane Austen also had residences at other locations. The Austen family first rented a house on Gay Street, a few doors down from the Jane Austen Centre. Next, they lived at Sydney Place. This is considered to be Jane Austen's home in Bath because the family stayed here for the most prolonged duration. In 1805, the lease on Sydney Place ran out, and the family moved to Green Park Building East, where Jane Austen's father died. Next, they moved to No. 25 Gay Street. Finally, they moved to Trim Street, a more affordable address.

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Sight Name: Jane Austen’s Home
Sight Location: Bath, England (See walking tours in Bath)
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