Sense and Sensibility Church To ReopenThe village church in Upton Pyne near Exeter is believed to be the setting for the marriage of Elinor and Edward in Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility.
The medieval Grade One-listed Church of Our Lady is set in the heart of the village with far-reaching views to the Raddon Hills and the Devon countryside, and has been closed since late last year so that, after winning a grant from the government's Listed Places of Worship Roof Fund to restore its decaying roof, the roof could be repaired alongside other urgent repairs. The church repairs are now complete and it has been redecorated in the traditional style. So any Jane fans who may be coming to tour the sites across the UK which inspired her books, you now have one more location to add to your list.
Jane Austen News is our weekly compilation of stories about or related to Austen. Here we will feature a variety of items, including craft tutorials, reviews, news stories, articles and photos from around the world. If you’d like to include your story, please contact us with a press release or summary, along with a link. You can also submit unique articles for publication in our Online Magazine. Don’t miss our latest news – become a Jane Austen Member and receive a digest of stories, articles and Jane Austen news every week. You will also be able to access our online Magazine with over 1000 articles, test your knowledge with our weekly quiz and get offers on our Online Giftshop. Plus new members get an exclusive 10% off voucher to use in the Online Giftshop