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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: 1298586



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: II*

Date first listed: 25-Oct-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 04-Apr-1994

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 366405

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SP2054NW SHEEP STREET 604-1/10/222 (North side) 25/10/51 No.40 The Shrieve's House (Formerly Listed as: SHEEP STREET (North side) No.40)


Yeoman's house, with rear outbuildings now shop. Front range probably rebuilt on old plan after 1614 fire, outbuildings rebuilt after 1595 fire; restored 1908, 1947 by F Yorke and 1979 by SA Wright. Timber-frame with plaster infill on coursed rubble plinth; tile roof with brick rear stack. 2 storeys with attic; 3 irregular bays; 1st floor jettied on carved brackets.Entrance to left end is a later feature, triangular head with leaded lights above and studded door with strap hinges and enriched iron handle; 1st floor raised over large carriage entrance to right end which has paired battened plank doors. Ground floor has 1:3:1-light canted oriel, originally bay window; similar oriel above has hipped roof, 3-light window to right and inserted 1908 two-light window to left; attic has 1947 large and small gabled dormers with windows of 4 and 3 lights. Close-studded framing. Rear has short gabled wing with stack to left of ridge and entrance with battened door. Lower 2-storey outbuilding range has brick and plaster infill; mostly 3-light windows, some with wooden diamond mullions originally unglazed, and varied entrances. Square framing. INTERIOR: well preserved with C17 staircase with splat balusters and square newels with finials; stud partitions and ex-situ panelling and doors brought from another house c1947. HISTORICAL NOTE: the house belonged to the Guild of Holy Cross, later to the Corporation; it became known in the C20 as the Shrieve's House from its 1st recorded tenent, William Sheryve, 1542; also inhabited by William Rogers, a Sergeant at the Mace, for whom the house was rebuilt and enlarged after the fire of 1595, and John Woolmer, the 1st Mayor of Stratford, 1664. A good example of a late C16 or early C17 yeoman's house retaining its range of outbuildings. (Bearman R: Stratford-upon-Avon: A History of its Streets and Buildings: Nelson: 1988-: 51; Stratford-upon-Avon Papers: Ree P: The Shrieve's House, Stratford-upon-Avon: Stratford-upon-Avon: 1987-).

Listing NGR: SP2023354876

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Bearman, R, Stratford Upon Avon A History of its streets and buildings, (1988), 51
Ree, P, 'Stratford upon Avon Papers' in The Shrieves House, (1987), 1987

National Grid Reference: SP 20233 54876


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