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Nash's House (New Place Museum)

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1908 / 52°11'26"N

Longitude: -1.7075 / 1°42'26"W

OS Eastings: 420092

OS Northings: 254771

OS Grid: SP200547

Mapcode National: GBR 4LT.M4L

Mapcode Global: VHBY0.C65C

Entry Name: Nash's House (New Place Museum)

Listing Date: 25 October 1951

Last Amended: 4 April 1994

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204376

English Heritage Legacy ID: 366182

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


STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

SP2054NW CHAPEL STREET
604-1/10/38 (South East side)
25/10/51 No.22
Nash's House (New Place Museum)
(Formerly Listed as:
CHAPEL STREET
(South East side)
New Place Museum (Shakespeare
Birthplace Trust))

GV I

Town house now museum. c1600 front rebuilt in 1912.
Timber-frame with plaster and brick infill on rubble plinth;
tile roofs with rubble and brick stacks. 2 storeys with attic;
2-window range. 1st and 2nd floors jettied. Entrance to left
of centre has plank door. Windows have ovolo mullions and
leaded glazing; those to ground floor are transomed, of 3 and
5 lights; those to 1st floor of 5 lights, those to 2nd floor
of 3 lights in gables. Close-studded framing. Right return has
square framing, with brick infill to gable. Rear wing with
rubble stack to rear of front range with diagonal brick
shafts, brick infill to square framing and early C20 windows
including canted bay window with hipped roof, brick stack;
lower rear addition and single-storey end scullery.
INTERIOR: original timber-framing and chamfered beams;
fireplaces have stop-chamfered timber bressumer, one ex-situ
fireplace has ashlar Tudor arch; open-well stair has
spiral-on-vase balusters, cross-mullioned window to landing
has stained glass panels; C17 door to scullery which has
fireplace and bread oven; attic has 2-panel doors.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the house was owned by Thomas Nash from c1630
and was probably the home of his widow, Elizabeth, nee Hall,
Shakespeare's grand-daughter, from 1647; from 1884 it was
vested in the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and is now a
museum. The grounds are of marked interest and contain
foundations of New Place, Shakespeare's last home, and the
famous Knott garden. The Shakespeare Monument (qv) is in the
Great Garden of New Place to the rear in Chapel Lane.
(Bearman R: Stratford-upon-Avon: A History of its Streets and
Buildings: Nelson: 1988-: 21; History of the Streets of
Stratford-upon-Avon: Bearman R et al: Chapel Street:
1971-1974).


Listing NGR: SP2009954768

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

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