The Jane Austen Garden. Opened by Sir Hugh Smiley Bt in 1975 Chairman of the Jane Austen Society. Restored by Lyme Regis Town, District and County Council with help from this Society.
Jane Austen lodged in Lyme for some months in 1803/04. She used the Cobb, town and surrounding countryside for the setting for part of Persuasion written in 1815/16