Plan of Shakespeare's birth-place


Plan of Shakespeare's birth-place

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Title:
Plan of Shakespeare's birth-place
Description:
William Shakespeare was born into a middle-class family in Elizabethan England, and grew up in a comfortable home on Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon. The early 19th-century house plan displayed here shows what Shakespeare’s boyhood home looked like in 1824 – 260 years after his birth – along with neighboring properties and their owners. On the first floor there are a number of rooms in which to prepare food, such as a kitchen, pantry and buttery. These utilitarian rooms were separated from the living quarters, which were on the second floor. The glove shop run by Shakespeare’s father John was in the adjoining property.
Cartographer:
Hemings, W.
Name on Item:
W. Hemings delint.
Date:
1824
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Dramatists, English--Homes and haunts--England--Stratford-upon-Avon
Real property--England--Stratford-upon-Avon
Stratford-upon-Avon (England)--Maps
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Places:
EnglandWarwickshire (county)Stratford-upon-Avon
Publisher:
[England?] : [Publisher not identified]
Notes:
Exhibited: "Shakespeare's here and everywhere," organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2016-2017.
Extent:
1 map : hand color ; 19 x 23 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:260
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_015829
Call #:
G5754.S85G46 1824 .H46
Barcode:
39999085940722
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