A RESURRECTED plaque that honours Jane Austen is set to be displayed in Southampton.

The new plaque will be located in the new Nuffield Theatre in Above Bar Street and it will commemorate the author who died 200 years ago and lived in Southampton between 1806 and 1809.

The plaque will replace a previous one that was erected in the Old Central Library but was destroyed during the Second World War.

The City of Southampton Society have funded the new plaque which has cost £6000.

Arthur Jeffery, the chairman of the society said: "This plaque is important as not many people are aware that Jane Austen lived here and that is such a shame."

The City of Southampton Society also launched the Jane Austen Heritage trail in 2006.

There are eight plaques associated with the author across our region.

The plaque who has been sculpted by Chris Cudlip, a local member of the Artists Union England and will be unveiled on November 18.

There will be refreshments , a speech from the Mayor and the Sarah Siddons fan club a theatre performance group who take their name from the 18th century tragic actress Sarah Siddons will also be in attendance for the unveiling.

Arthur said that guests should arrive from 2:45pm.