Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Shottery

Description of this historic site

A farmhouse which dates back to the Medieval period. It is the reputed birthplace of Shakespeare's wife, Anne Hathaway, and is located in Shottery.

Notes about this historic site

1 Lower part of house is 15th century or earlier. The west wing is 16th century.
2 Listed as Grade 1. Mainly 16th century. Timber frame and plaster, with later brick. Original stacks. The reputed birthplace of Shakespeare’s wife.
3 The Hathaway family still held this farmhouse in the 18th century when it became an object of literary pilgrimage. It was furnished with supposedly Shakespearian artefacts by 1830 and was bought by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in 1892.