Plan of Shakespeare's birth-place
- Plan of Shakespeare's birth-place
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.
- Hemings, W.
- Name on Item:
W. Hemings delint.
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Dramatists, English--Homes and haunts--England--Stratford-upon-Avon
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
[Publisher not identified]
Exhibited: "Shakespeare's here and everywhere," organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2016-2017.
- 1 map : hand color ; 19 x 23 cm
Scale approximately 1:260
- Call #:
G5754.S85G46 1824 .H46
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