The Vine was formerly a celebrated seat of lord Sandys, and is now that of Mr Chute. It is a large brick building, which has received various ornamental additions from the family at present posessing it. It contains many curious marbles with inscriptions brought back from Italy.

Text: England Described etc (1818) by John Atkin M.D.
Illustration: Repository of Arts (1825) R. Ackermann
Link to external website: The Vyne

Jane Austen References

James Austen, Jane Austen’s eldest bother held the living of Sherbourne St John and the Vyne was situated in that parish.He often hunted with the Vyne Hunt