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Hall's Croft

Hall's Croft

Old Town, Stratford-Upon-Avon
Warwickshire, England

This impressive Jacobean house was the home of William's daughter, Susanna, and her husband, Dr John Hall, who she married in 1607. They had one daughter, Elizabeth, who was William's last descendant as she died childless in 1670.

The house was purchased by The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in 1949 and was opened to the public in 1951. It has a walled garden and a herb garden inspired by Dr Hall's remedies.

Website: Hall's Croft




New Place

New Place

Stratford-Upon-Avon,
Warwickshire, England

In 1597 William bought a large house in Stratford-Upon-Avon called "New Place". While he was still living and working in London at this time, his wife and children still resided in Stratford-Upon-Avon, and it was to this house that William retired in 1611. It was also in this house that he died in 1616.

After his death, the house passed to his daughter, Susanna, and remained in Shakespeare hands until the death of William's granddaughter, Elizabeth.

Unfortunately the house was demolished in 1759, but in 1876 The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust acquired New Place, and the house next door, which had belonged to Thomas Nash, first husband of William's granddaughter, Elizabeth. Nash's house is now a museum, and a garden commemmorating Shakespeare stands on the site of New Place.

Website: New Place




Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church

Stratford-Upon-Avon
Warwickshire, England

In this church, which dates back to the 13th century and lies on the bank of the River Avon, William Shakespeare was both baptised and buried. Other members of his family are buried here too, including his wife, Anne Hathaway, and daughter, Susanna. His youngest daughter, Judith, is buried in the grounds.

William's grave, which bears the famous curse regarding the moving of his bones, is visited by thousands of people a year, and above it is a monument, erected some time in the 17th century, celebrating his literary genius.

Website: Holy Trinity Church



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