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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: THE SHAKESPEARE HOTEL

List entry Number: 1204394

Location

THE SHAKESPEARE HOTEL, CHAPEL STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
WarwickshireStratford-on-AvonDistrict AuthorityStratford-upon-Avon

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 25-Oct-1951

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 366183

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History

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Details

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

SP2054NW CHAPEL STREET 604-1/10/39 (South East side) 25/10/51 The Shakespeare Hotel

GV II*

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: 1971-1974).

Listing NGR: SP2014954793

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Bearman, R - Title: Stratford Upon Avon A History of its streets and buildings - Date: 1988 - Page References: 20
  2. Book  Reference - Author: Bearman, R et al - Title: History of the Streets of Stratford upon Avon - Date: 1971-1974

National Grid Reference: SP 20149 54793

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