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Chaucer Bookshop

A Grade II Listed Building in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.1909 / 52°11'27"N

Longitude: -1.7075 / 1°42'26"W

OS Eastings: 420093

OS Northings: 254777

OS Grid: SP200547

Mapcode National: GBR 4LT.M4K

Mapcode Global: VHBY0.C659

Entry Name: Chaucer Bookshop

Listing Date: 25 October 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187775

English Heritage Legacy ID: 366181

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37

County: Warwickshire

Civil Parish: Stratford-upon-Avon

Built-Up Area: Stratford-upon-Avon

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Stratford on Avon Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Listing Text


CHAPEL STREET (South east side)
No.21, Chaucer Bookshop


Town house now shop/dwelling. Mid to late C16, refronted c1790. Timber-frame with brick cladding; front with buff headers; tile roof with rear lateral brick stack with blue brick diapering. Georgian style.

Two storeys; three-window range. Brick plinth, platt band over ground floor and top modillioned cornice. Entrance to left end has Doric aedicule with rusticated pilasters, triglyph frieze to entablature and pediment; six-panel door. Segmental-headed windows have sills, and keys to arches over twelve-pane sashes, but central first-floor window is blind. Rear has gabled wing with lower addition and narrow gabled wing to right; stack has pilaster strips to shaft; some exposed square-panelled timber-frame.

HISTORICAL NOTE: from 1597 to 1636 the home of Julius Shaw, a friend of Shakespeare and witness to his will. Hunt's Bank, Stratford's first bank was opened here c1790; from 1823 to 1835 the building was a public dispensary founded by Dr John Conolly, philanthropist and pioneer in the field of mental health. Occupied by Shakespeare Head Press from the early C20.

Listing NGR: SP2014854872

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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