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SHAKESPEARE MONUMENT ON EAST SIDE OF THE GREAT GARDEN OF NEW PLACE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: SHAKESPEARE MONUMENT ON EAST SIDE OF THE GREAT GARDEN OF NEW PLACE

List entry Number: 1298541

Location

SHAKESPEARE MONUMENT ON EAST SIDE OF THE GREAT GARDEN OF NEW PLACE, CHAPEL LANE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Stratford-upon-Avon

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 09-Feb-1972

Date of most recent amendment: 04-Apr-1994

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 366171

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History

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Details

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 03/08/2016

SP2054NW 604-1/10/27 STRATFORD-UPON-AVON CHAPEL LANE (North side) Shakespeare Monument on east side of The Great Garden of New Place (Formerly listed as Shakespeare Monument, New Place Garden, CHAPEL STREET (South East side)) 09/02/72

GV II* Ashlar monument of 1789 with later pedimental canopy and plinth of 1870-1. Designed and carved by Thomas Banks for Alderman Boydell as an 'Apotheosis of Shakespeare'. Large plain plinth with inscription recording history of monument and supporting smaller plinth with inscribed panel with quotation from Hamlet Act I scene II 'HE WAS A MAN. TAKE HIM FOR ALL IN ALL, I SHALL NOT LOOK UPON HIS LIKE AGAIN'. The statue of Shakespeare in contemporary clothes, seated on a rock outcrop between the Dramatic Muse to left, in flowing robes and with lyre, holding up a wreath, and the Genius of Painting to right, draped and with brushes and palette. The bracketed pedimental canopy over was added in 1871 to revent weathering. The monument was formerly on the facade of the Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall, London,at first floor height, and purchased and moved to its present site in 1870 by Charles Holt Bracebridge of Atherstone Hall. The Great Garden of New Place was bought by Shakespeare when he was living at New Place, his last home where he died in 1616, and which was demolished c.1700. SOURCE Chris Pickford and Nikolaus Pevsner, Buildings of England: Warwickshire (2016) 604.

Listing NGR: SP2020554772

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Pickford, C, The Buildings of England: Warwickshire , (2016), 604
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 42 Warwickshire,

National Grid Reference: SP 20205 54772

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