The Guild Buildings of Shakespeare's Stratford Upon Avon

Project: Other projectResearch collaboration

Project Details


An ten year programme of archaeological survey, tree ring dating and historical research project which has informed a £1.4 million HLF funded project to open up Shakespeare's Guildhall to the public. A potential REF impact case study.

Layman's description

An archaeological and historical study of 'Shakespeare's Guildhall', the Guildhall and Guild Chapel of the Holy Cross, Stratford upon Avon.

Key findings

Shakespeare's school
The oldest purpose-built timber-framed schoolhouse in the UK (the precursor of Shakespeare's school)
New medieval wall paintings in the Guildhall Stratford-upon-Avon
Innovative use of digital modelling to interpret medieval wall paintings
Opening up of Shakespeare's school to the public
Short titleShakespeare's Guildhall
Effective start/end date2/04/07 → …