Tag Archives: New Place
SBT 2005-15. A carved mulberry wood pastry cutter, made by Thomas Sharp, supposedly from wood from the mulberry tree thought to have been planted by Shakespeare in the garden at New Place, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Date made: about 1769 to 1799
Inscription: : stamped : handle : : Shakespeare's Wood Sharp Stratford-upon-Avon
Dimensions: Length 140mm
Material: mulberry wood
Maker: Thomas Sharp
Made in: Stratford Upon Avon

SBT Research Conversation, Wednesday 19 April

‘Shakespeare’s Wood’ By Dr. Tara Hamling and Dr. Cathryn Enis, University of Birmingham.   A new series of ‘Research Conversations’ organised by Dr. Paul Edmondson, Head of Research at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, started on Wednesday 19 April with a talk given by Dr. Tara Hamling and Dr. Cathryn Enis of the University of Birmingham. The […]

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A brief interview with Chloe Malendewicz, site manager of Shakespeare’s New Place

A brief interview with Chloe Malendewicz, site manager of Shakespeare’s New Place By Sara Marie Westh All the rest is silence On the other side of the wall; And the silence ripeness, And the ripeness all. (WH Auden The Sea and the Mirror: A Commentary on Shakespeare’s The Tempest) As in the final lines of […]

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Shakespeare’s New Place: A one-day conference

Shakespeare’s New Place: A one-day conference Saturday 17 September, 10.00am to 4.00pm (The Wolfson Hall, The Shakespeare Centre, arrivals from 9.45am). In March 2010, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust started to lift the turf on the site of Shakespeare’s family home. New Place had been a present-absence on the corner of Chapel Street and Chapel Lane, […]

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Shakespeare's previous neighbours: 13th-century foundations at New Place.

Unearthing Shakespeare – Part 10

The earliest features identified in phase two of 2011 were storage pits and a truncated occupation layer, dated to the Later Iron Age (400-300 BC to AD 43). These prove occupation of Statford-upon-Avon in this period. They were extremely well preserved and there are no other recorded examples of Iron Age (or prehistoric) pits in […]

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Unearthing Shakespeare: an early overview of the site

Unearthing Shakespeare – Part 9

Phase 2 of Dig for Shakespeare took place during 2011. That season saw continued public popularity and an increased media interest in the site with attendance by both BBC (National Treasures Live in September) and Channel 4 (Time Team, filmed in September and October, broadcast two weeks ago). Phase two taught us more about the […]

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The foundations of New Place

Unearthing Shakespeare – Part 8

During the 2010 excavations, three trenches were excavated across the site. The first was excavated at the frontage and exposed the remains of the cellar and house foundations. These foundations dated primarily to the 18th century (1702). There were however foundations surviving from Shakespeare’s house, made up of local Wilmcote limestone. Other building materials recovered […]

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A gentleman archaeologist: James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, 1872

Unearthing Shakespeare – Part 7

Today I strike the ground on the first day of the third and final phase of ‘Dig for Shakespeare’. It seemed timely to take stock and to reflect a little on something we learned during phase one… During the first season, back in 2010, we were able to re-expose the foundations identified by Halliwell-Phillipps and […]

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A Tudor-brick storage pit.

Unearthing Shakespeare – Part 6

Towards the back of the New Place plot is a replica Tudor Knot Garden, this is located in the area thought to have been within the back plot (gardens) away from the main New Place structures. The Knot Garden was constructed by Earnst Law in 1919-20. During this time the original ground levels were reduced […]

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James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps's 1860s dig

Unearthing Shakespeare – Part 5

Following the airing of Channel 4’s popular television programme, Time Team on Sunday evening, here is another episode from on the ground. Interest in the site and home of New Place continued unabated and in 1861, its gardens and barns was acquired by J.O Halliwell-Phillipps, an enthusiastic student of William Shakespeare’s history. He gave the […]

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