ashe & deane

"Ashe & Deane are two of the most delightful villages in North Hampshire. It is therefore particularly interesting that Richard Tanner has unearthed so much information about them and I commend his book to everyone.

Ashe began round the rectory where Jane Austen visited her friend, Madame Lefroy; the village expanded as farming developed in the hills above the source of the River Test. Deane has not grown, so it is the smallest village in the Borough of Basingstoke and Deane, with half its buildings listed. These included Deane House, where Jane danced with Tom Lefroy, and the Deane Gate Inn where she would catch the stagecoach.

The story takes us around the hamlets of Ashe and the village of Deane, showing readers the houses, farms, churches and schools, and describing how their occupants lived.

Thank you, Richard, for a most interesting and informative book." Dame Mary Fagan, Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire

To order a copy of the book, please download and complete the order form here.

 

The new book

There's now a new book by Richard Tanner. Entitled Ashe & Deane, the story takes us around the hamlets of Ashe and village of Deane, showing readers the houses, farms, churches and schools, and describing how their occupants lived.

For more details visit the Ashe & Dean page

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