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Shottery, Warwickshire

Historical Description

Shottery, a village in Old Stratford parish, Warwickshire, 1 mile W of Stratford-on-Avon. It has a post and telegraph office under Stratford-on-Avon; money order office, Stratford-on-Avon. The cottage in which Anne Hathaway lived before her marriage with Shakespeare is here, and contains a curious bedstead and some other relics. The cottage was purchased in 1892 by the Shakespeare trustees for £3000. The living is a chapelry, annexed to the vicarage of Stratford-on-Avon. The church was built in 1870. There is a Congregational chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

The Warwickshire County Record Office hold the following registers for Shottery:

See Stratford-on-Avon for earlier records.

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Warwickshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Shottery are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Warwickshire papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Warwickshire 1619 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtCV37
Post TownStratford-Upon-Avon