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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.


List entry Number: 1204376



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

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Stratford-upon-Avon

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 25-Oct-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 04-Apr-1994

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 366182

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SP2054NW CHAPEL STREET 604-1/10/38 (South East side) 25/10/51 No.22 Nash's House (New Place Museum) (Formerly Listed as: CHAPEL STREET (South East side) New Place Museum (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust))


Town house now museum. c1600 front rebuilt in 1912. Timber-frame with plaster and brick infill on rubble plinth; tile roofs with rubble and brick stacks. 2 storeys with attic; 2-window range. 1st and 2nd floors jettied. Entrance to left of centre has plank door. Windows have ovolo mullions and leaded glazing; those to ground floor are transomed, of 3 and 5 lights; those to 1st floor of 5 lights, those to 2nd floor of 3 lights in gables. Close-studded framing. Right return has square framing, with brick infill to gable. Rear wing with rubble stack to rear of front range with diagonal brick shafts, brick infill to square framing and early C20 windows including canted bay window with hipped roof, brick stack; lower rear addition and single-storey end scullery. INTERIOR: original timber-framing and chamfered beams; fireplaces have stop-chamfered timber bressumer, one ex-situ fireplace has ashlar Tudor arch; open-well stair has spiral-on-vase balusters, cross-mullioned window to landing has stained glass panels; C17 door to scullery which has fireplace and bread oven; attic has 2-panel doors. HISTORICAL NOTE: the house was owned by Thomas Nash from c1630 and was probably the home of his widow, Elizabeth, nee Hall, Shakespeare's grand-daughter, from 1647; from 1884 it was vested in the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and is now a museum. The grounds are of marked interest and contain foundations of New Place, Shakespeare's last home, and the famous Knott garden. The Shakespeare Monument (qv) is in the Great Garden of New Place to the rear in Chapel Lane. (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: 1971-1974).

Listing NGR: SP2009954768

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Bearman, R, Stratford Upon Avon A History of its streets and buildings, (1988), 21
Bearman, R et al, History of the Streets of Stratford upon Avon, (1971-1974)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 42 Warwickshire,

National Grid Reference: SP 20092 54771


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