Oh, the Places You Will Go (Part 2)…the Settings for Jane Austen’s Novel

Sense and Sensibility

Norland Park in Sussex – the Dashwood’s family estate

Barton Park in Devonshire – home of Sir John Middleton

Barton Cottage in Devonshire – home of the Dashwood women

Delaford in Devonshire – home of Colonel Brandon

Combe Magna in Somerset – Willoughby’s estate

Berkeley Street in London – Mrs. Jennings’ home in London

Allenham in Devonshire – the estate Willoughby is to inherit

Cleveland in Somerset – the Palmers’ estate

___________________________________________

Persuasion

Kellynch Hall (likely in Dorset or Hampshire) – the Elliot’s home; later rented by Admiral Croft

Uppercross (likely in Dorset or Hampshire) – the Musgroves’ home

Uppercross Cottage (likely in Dorset or Hampshire) – home of Charles and Mary Musgrove

Lyme Regis in Dorset – home for Captain and Mrs. Harville, as well as their friend Captain Benwick

Bath in Somerset – where the Elliots decamp to save on finances; most of the characters also arrive to spend time in Bath

_____________________________________________________

Emma

Hartfield in Surrey – home of Mr. Woodhouse and Emma

Randalls in Surrey – home of Mr. and Mrs. Weston

Donwell Abbey in Surrey – Mr. Knightley’s estate

Highbury in Surrey – the village closest to Hartfield, Randalls, and Donwell Abbey

Brunswick Square in London – home of John and Isabella Knightley

Bath in Somerset – where Mr. Elton meets and courts his wife

Richmond in London – where Mrs. Churchill goes for her health

Weymouth in Dorset – where Frank Churchill first meets Jane Fairfax

Southend in Essex – where John and Isabella holiday with their children

_________________________________________________

Northanger Abbey

Fullerton in Wiltshire – the village from which Catherine Morland comes

Bath in Somerset – where Catherine holidays; where she meets Henry Tilney

Oxford in Oxfordshire – where James Morland attends university

Putney in London – from where the Thorpes hail

Northanger Abbey in Gloucestershire – the Tilney family estate

_________________________________________

Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park – home to the Bertrams and Fanny Price

Mansfield Parsonage – home to Mr. and Mrs. Norris; later home to the Grants and to Mary and Henry Crawford

Portsmouth – where Fanny’s family lives

Sotherton – Mr. Rushworth’s estate

Antigua – Sir Thomas Bertram has a plantation there

London – from where both Maria and Julia elope

Thornton Lacey – the clerical living Edmund Bertram is to receive

_______________________________________

Pride and Prejudice 

Pemberley in Derbyshire – Fitzwilliam Darcy’s estate

Rosings Park in Kent – home of Lady Catherine De Bourgh

Hunsford Cottage in Kent – parsonage Mr. Collins receives as part of the living from Lady Catherine

Gracechurch Street in London – home of Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner

Brighton in Sussex – from where Lydia Bennet and George Wickham elope

Longbourn in Hertfordshire – the Bennet family estate

Netherfield Park in Hertfordshire – the estate Mr. Bingley lets

Lucas Lodge in Hertfordshire – home of Sir William and Lady Lucas

Meryton in Hertfordshire – the village nearest to Longbourn

___________________________________

Real Places in Austen’s Life:

Chatsworth House – likely the model for Pemberley in Pride and Prejudice

Lyme Regis – Austen visited the Dorset town in both 1803 and 1804

Cottesbrooke Hall in Northamptonshire – likely the model for Mansfield Park; Austen’s brother Henry knew the Langham family who owned the property

Bath – Austen lived in Bath for several years

About reginajeffers

Regina Jeffers is the award-winning author of Austenesque, Regency and historical romantic suspense.
This entry was posted in British history, Jane Austen, Regency era, writing and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Oh, the Places You Will Go (Part 2)…the Settings for Jane Austen’s Novel

  1. carolcork says:

    Regina, I know your posts are well-researched and so I thought you might like to know that Bath is in the county of Somerset. I know our counties are confusing; many end in …shire while others don’t!

    • Of course, I know that fact. One of my good friends lives in Oxfordshire, and we have traveled throughout the area when we visit. Where was my brain the day I posted this article? LOL!!! This second round of edits has messed with my good sense. Thanks for catching the error.

  2. JuneA** says:

    This is really interesting, thank you! I must print a map of England!

Comments are closed.