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The Shrieve's House

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

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Latitude: 52.1918 / 52°11'30"N

Longitude: -1.7054 / 1°42'19"W

OS Eastings: 420233

OS Northings: 254876

OS Grid: SP202548

Mapcode National: GBR 4LT.FNQ

Mapcode Global: VHBY0.D58M

Entry Name: The Shrieve's House

Listing Date: 25 October 1951

Last Amended: 4 April 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1298586

English Heritage Legacy ID: 366405

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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Listing Text


604-1/10/222 (North side)
25/10/51 No.40
The Shrieve's House
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)


Yeoman's house, with rear outbuildings now shop. Front range
probably rebuilt on old plan after 1614 fire, outbuildings
rebuilt after 1595 fire; restored 1908, 1947 by F Yorke and
1979 by SA Wright. Timber-frame with plaster infill on coursed
rubble plinth; tile roof with brick rear stack.
2 storeys with attic; 3 irregular bays; 1st floor jettied on
carved brackets.Entrance to left end is a later feature,
triangular head with leaded lights above and studded door with
strap hinges and enriched iron handle; 1st floor raised over
large carriage entrance to right end which has paired battened
plank doors. Ground floor has 1:3:1-light canted oriel,
originally bay window; similar oriel above has hipped roof,
3-light window to right and inserted 1908 two-light window to
left; attic has 1947 large and small gabled dormers with
windows of 4 and 3 lights. Close-studded framing. Rear has
short gabled wing with stack to left of ridge and entrance
with battened door.
Lower 2-storey outbuilding range has brick and plaster infill;
mostly 3-light windows, some with wooden diamond mullions
originally unglazed, and varied entrances. Square framing.
INTERIOR: well preserved with C17 staircase with splat
balusters and square newels with finials; stud partitions and
ex-situ panelling and doors brought from another house c1947.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the house belonged to the Guild of Holy
Cross, later to the Corporation; it became known in the C20 as
the Shrieve's House from its 1st recorded tenent, William
Sheryve, 1542; also inhabited by William Rogers, a Sergeant at
the Mace, for whom the house was rebuilt and enlarged after
the fire of 1595, and John Woolmer, the 1st Mayor of
Stratford, 1664. A good example of a late C16 or early C17
yeoman's house retaining its range of outbuildings.
(Bearman R: Stratford-upon-Avon: A History of its Streets and
Buildings: Nelson: 1988-: 51; Stratford-upon-Avon Papers: Ree
P: The Shrieve's House, Stratford-upon-Avon:
Stratford-upon-Avon: 1987-).

Listing NGR: SP2023354876

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