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Collection Summary

Collection Title
Social History Collection
Description
The social history material has been selected to support the general theme of the displays.
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The social history material has been selected to support the general theme of the displays.
Date range of collection
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Accumulation Dates
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Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Location Details

Anne Hathaway's Cottage
Cottage Lane Shottery Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9HH
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DOMUS
WM000033 
Telephone
01789 297 240
Building Information
Grade I. The thatched cottage dates partly from the mid-fifteenth century. It was the home of Anne Hathaway before her marriage to William Shakespeare. There are many 16th century fireplaces still in place and the remains of the original Great Hall are still clearly visible. The bedroom upstairs contains an Elizabethan wooden bedstead, with a mattress of rush cords threaded onto the wooden frame. It is said that this is the bed that Anne Hathaway was born upon.
Collections Overview
Furniture and domestic material (16th.-19th century), paintings, textiles and objects relating to the house and to the Hathaway family. Some of the furniture belonged to the Hathaways and their descendents. 19th century garden tools.
Display Overview
Furnished rooms as above. One room is used for a display on the history of the house, and of Anne Hathaway and her family. The display focus is mainly on the 19th century, when the Trust acquired the property
Star Objects
The Cottage itself The "Hathaway bed" (Late 16th/early17th century)
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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