Grammar School, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon: the schoolroom in the Over Hall on the upper storey
|Artist/Photographer||Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)|
|Library Reference||ESP/ENG/4194 (ES2020)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Schools ; Societies' buildings ; Classrooms ; Seating ; Timber framing ; Desks ; Guildhalls|
NOTES: The Grammar School was originally the guildhall of the Gild of the Holy Cross, the ruling body of Stratford to the time of the Dissolution. The ground floor was the guildhall proper while the Over Hall became the town's school room. King Edward VI, having suppressed the Gild, entrusted the guild's school to the town corporation in 1553 after which it was known as Edward VI Grammar School. It is generally believed that William Shakespeare was educated in this room.
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