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.
The Warwickshire County Record Office hold the following registers for Shottery:
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:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Warwickshire papers online:
The Visitation of Warwickshire 1619 is available on the Heraldry page.