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The Shakespeare Hotel

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

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Latitude: 52.191 / 52°11'27"N

Longitude: -1.7067 / 1°42'23"W

OS Eastings: 420149

OS Northings: 254793

OS Grid: SP201547

Mapcode National: GBR 4LT.MB0

Mapcode Global: VHBY0.C6M6

Plus Code: 9C4W57RV+C8

Entry Name: The Shakespeare Hotel

Listing Date: 25 October 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204394

English Heritage Legacy ID: 366183

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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604-1/10/39 (South East side)
25/10/51 The Shakespeare Hotel


Three buildings now forming hotel. Part to left (Four Gables)
is C16 with later alterations and front rebuilt 1920; part to
right (Five Gables) is early C16; building to right end
(No.19) is c1720 with C20 alterations. Timber-frame with
plaster infill on rubble plinth; tile roof with brick stacks;
No.19 of brick with buff headers on rubble plinth, roof has
slate to front, tile to rear.
2 storeys with attic; 4+5+2-window ranges. Ovolo-mullioned
windows with leaded glazing. Four Gables has left half
recessed under jettied attic with 2 gables and two 2-storey
canted bay windows of 1:4:1 mullioned and transomed windows,
similar 3-light attic windows; Tudor-headed entrance to right
of centre has pentice and inset C20 doors; canted bay window
to right end has hipped roof; 3-light transomed window over
entrance and 4-light gabled dormers; rubble lateral stack with
brick diagonal shafts and end stack. Storey-height posts with
middle rails; 1920 foundation stone to left of entrance.
Five Gables has jettied 1st floor and attic, 5 gables;
entrance to left of centre has wide-boarded studded door;
2-light window to left end and 1:3:1-light transomed canted
bay window to left of entrance; three 4-light transomed bay
windows to right; 1st floor has 3-light transomed windows and
smaller 2- and 3-light windows under upper jetty forming
continuous glazing; 3-light windows to attic. Close studding.
No.19 of 3 storeys; C20 entrance and windows: entrance with
paired doors under canted oriel with hipped roof to right of
6-light window to ground floor and 4-light 1st-floor window;
2nd floor has 4-light windows. Rear has gabled wings and
varied C19 and C20 additions; one cross-axial stack has
diagonal shafts.
INTERIOR: exposed chamfered beams and timber-framing; ground
floor has had some interior walls removed; some altered
fireplaces. Total frontage of approx 40m.
Four Gables was the Shakespeare Inn from 1788 and Five Gables
became part of the Shakespeare Hotel in the 1880s; No.19 was
incorporated in the C20.
(Bearman R: Stratford-upon-Avon: A History of its Streets and
Buildings: Nelson: 1988-: 20; History of the Streets of
Stratford-upon-Avon: Bearman R et al: Chapel Street:

Listing NGR: SP2014954793

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