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Latitude: 52.1925 / 52°11'32"N
Longitude: -1.7062 / 1°42'22"W
OS Eastings: 420180
OS Northings: 254953
OS Grid: SP201549
Mapcode National: GBR 4LT.FGZ
Mapcode Global: VHBY0.C5V3
Entry Name: 4 and 5, High Street
Listing Date: 4 April 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1187809
English Heritage Legacy ID: 366281
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37
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
SP2054NW HIGH STREET
604-1/10/115 (East side)
Nos.4 AND 5
Shop. 1920. By Osborn, Pemberton and White with FC Bayliss
(architect to WH Smith); for WH Smith and Son. Brick with
timber-frame facade; tile roof.
3 storeys; 3-window range. Large shop front has windows with
upper leaded lights, C20 doors with leaded overlights, end
consoles to cornice with canvas canopy; Tudor-headed entrance
to left end has plank door. 1st floor has 5-light transomed
oriels flanking 3-light window over embossed lead plaque with
quotation from Shakespeare; 2nd floor has 5-light windows with
enriched lintels and gablets with enriched barge-boards
flanking 3-light window. Good rainwater heads and downspouts;
plain bracket to old style painted sign. Rear extended to join
premises in Bridge Street, Nos 17 & 18 (qv).
INTERIOR: staircase with stick balusters has stained-glass
lights of famous authors: Shakespeare, Bacon etc. A good and
well-preserved example of the buildings in Stratford
influenced by the town's Elizabethan heritage, which was being
restored at the time.
(Information from Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Record Office).
Listing NGR: SP2018054953
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