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Address: Chapel St., Stratford-upon-Avon, England
Phone Number: +44 1789 293127
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Sir Baptist Hicks, a silk trader and reputedly the richest man in England...

Sir Baptist Hicks, a silk trader and reputedly the richest man in England during the early 17th century, financed homes that were, and still are, used as homes for twelve pensioners.

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It is the beautiful piece of Chapel St. We went through this street during the anniversary of 400 years. It is the amazing place, the part of Shakespeare's history. I can... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
PETR D
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Hlinsko, Czech Republic

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Hlinsko, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

It is the beautiful piece of Chapel St. We went through this street during the anniversary of 400 years. It is the amazing place, the part of Shakespeare's history. I can recommend to visit it.

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Drouin, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We were invited in by one of the occupants of the Almshouses, they are for locals who are pensioners, they are very well maintained & the Inhabitants live in them with Dignity as it should be, we are thankful for the lady who invited us in to show us around.

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Walked past this and read the wall plaque. You could easily imagine the people living in these in the 1500's and it is gratifying to know they still gave the same use today

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Because these properties have remained occupied since their construction in the 1500's, they are very well maintained. However, for the same reason, you're not able to visit the interior. But if you're walking from New place to Hall's Croft, they're a great attraction to have a look at as you walk along the high street.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This stunning row of houses has stood here for some 500 years. It is amazing to think that they were there when William Shakespeare was a boy and [possibly] attended the school attached. They were then almshouses for the poor and are still used for public housing. Walk by and appreciate...the old schoolhouse attached is open to the public and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

The pretty Almshouses are a window into the past. Now occupied by persons of limited means in the good and true altruistic manner. It is such a privilege to live here alas we are not open to the public. Our secret garden must remain so.

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Down the road from the school, can only view from the outside as they are all privately owned apartments for the elderly of the city. Well preserved and worth the extra 50yd walk.

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Essex
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

The school house is only recently opened to the public. It's a must for history lovers and should not be missed by Shakespeare fans . Interactive and interesting as a visit. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit and would go again .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Church Street Almshouses were already old when Shakespeare attended the school next door. Built in 1417, 199 years before the Bard died, they housed aged and infirm pensioners, an early form of social housing. They are well preserved and are still used as housing. Along with the Guild Chapel and Shakespeare's school, they form an unbroken streetscape from Shakespeare's time.

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

After parking our car in a back street close to Church Street we walked by this striking row of houses on our way to the waterside.A beautiful old traditional row of 22 houses that are Grade 1 listed with many original features...not bad,considering they were built in the 16th century.Visited 10th April 2016

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