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Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Office

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

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Latitude: 52.1937 / 52°11'37"N

Longitude: -1.7077 / 1°42'27"W

OS Eastings: 420074

OS Northings: 255094

OS Grid: SP200550

Mapcode National: GBR 4LT.F2G

Mapcode Global: VHBY0.C413

Plus Code: 9C4W57VR+FW

Entry Name: Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Office

Listing Date: 25 October 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1298521

English Heritage Legacy ID: 366269

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

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

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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(North East side)
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Office


Town house now shop and office. Late C15 timber-frame with
late C18 brick facing and c1900 rear wing. Brick and
timber-frame on rubble plinth; tile roofs, brick end stack.
L-plan. 2 storeys; 3-window range. 2 brick platt bands and
moulded brick cornice. Segmental-headed entrance to right of
centre has plank door, 2 canted bay windows with hipped roofs
and 1:3:1-light windows; 1st floor has segmental-headed
windows with cambered arches over square-headed 3-light
casements; all windows have leaded glazing. Coped left gable.
Left return has entrance and window. Right return has exposed
square framing with brick infill and braced tie beam to collar
truss. Rear has 2 windows over C20 square porch to right of
large c1900 wing: left return facing Birthplace (qv) has
timber-frame 1st floor, gabled full-height bay window and
windows with leaded glazing; right return has part with
jettied upper floor and entrance with good battened door and
parallel range with half-hipped roof.
INTERIOR: 1st floor has original roof trusses with curved
braces to cambered tie beams, and collars, 2 trusses are
recessed from front wall, one with mortice to soffit flanked
by stopped chamfers, and truss to right has signs of infill,
suggesting 2 bays and cross-wing of recessed bay hall, a plan
form once common in Stratford (Bearman). At the time of
Shakespeare, the house was occupied by William Hornby, Smith.
(Bearman R: Stratford-upon-Avon: A History of its Streets and
Buildings: Nelson: 1988-: 36; Forrest H E: The Old Houses of
Stratford-upon-Avon: London: 1925-: 48).

Listing NGR: SP2007455094

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