|St Swithin's Church tower.|
|Anne Elliot walks off with Mr Elliot.|
That's probably why George Austen decided to retire there sometime towards the end of 1800. Over thirty years earlier, George and his wife Cassandra Leigh were married in the medieval church of St Swithin's Church, Walcot on 26 April 1764.
Jane's aunt and uncle, the Leigh-Perrots, lived in Bath, too. And the town's genteel pleasures were just the ticket for a clergyman's retirement, with its libraries, shops, concerts - and therapeutic spa baths in case of illness.
|St Swithin's Church.|
|George Austen's grave.|
All photos (c) Sue Wilkes.