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Chaucer Bookshop

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

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Latitude: 52.1909 / 52°11'27"N

Longitude: -1.7075 / 1°42'26"W

OS Eastings: 420093

OS Northings: 254777

OS Grid: SP200547

Mapcode National: GBR 4LT.M4K

Mapcode Global: VHBY0.C659

Entry Name: Chaucer Bookshop

Listing Date: 25 October 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187775

English Heritage Legacy ID: 366181

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


604-1/10/37 (South East side)
25/10/51 No.21
Chaucer Bookshop


Town house now shop/dwelling. Mid to late C16, refronted
c1790. Timber-frame with brick cladding; front with buff
headers; tile roof with rear lateral brick stack with blue
brick diapering. Georgian style. 2 storeys; 3-window range.
Brick plinth, platt band over ground floor and top modillioned
cornice. Entrance to left end has Doric aedicule with
rusticated pilasters, triglyph frieze to entablature and
pediment; 6-panel door. Segmental-headed windows have sills,
and keys to arches over 12-pane sashes, but central 1st-floor
window is blind. Rear has gabled wing with lower addition and
narrow gabled wing to right; stack has pilaster strips to
shaft; some exposed square-panelled timber-frame.
HISTORICAL NOTE: from 1597 to 1636 the home of Julius Shaw, a
friend of Shakespeare and witness to his will. Hunt's Bank,
Stratford's 1st bank was opened here c1790; from 1823 to 1835
the building was a public dispensary founded by Dr John
Conolly, philanthropist and pioneer in the field of mental
health. Occupied by Shakespeare Head Press from the early C20.
(Bearman R: Stratford-upon-Avon: A History of its Streets and
Buildings: Nelson: 1988-: 21; History of the Streets of
Stratford-upon-Avon: Bearman R et al: Chapel Street:

Listing NGR: SP2014854872

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