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Ann Hathaways Cottage

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Where: Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire map

When: 12 Apr 2014.

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By Richard Peat [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
posted by Shirley Davis
When Joan Hathaway, Bartholomew step mother died in 1599, Bartholomew Hathaway and Isabella moved in. At that time the cottage was much smaller, just the building to the left with the one chimney. In 1610 a deed was drawn up allowing him to purchase Hewlands Farm and some other properties for £200. At this time Bartholomew and Isabella added ten rooms to the house at Hewland's Farm - the substantial two chimney extension to the right.

The property remained in the Hathaway family until 1838

Although the property is known as Ann Hathaway's cottage, there is no evidence that Shakespeare's wife ever lived here although it is likely that it was her family home whilst she was a child and when her step mother Joan was alive,

The house is open to the public and has original furniture including the 'Hathaway bed'.

posted by Roger Hancock
Please note that this photograph was taken by Roger Hancock. You may use copies o this photograph free of charge or private use only. For commercial use please contact me. It is NOT the copyright of Richard Peat [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.
posted by Roger Hancock