Grammar School, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon: the schoolroom in the Over Hall on the upper storey

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RIBApix ref no RIBA5397
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1417
Image Date1950
Library ReferenceESP/ENG/4194 (ES2020)
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes 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.

Subject tags

societies' buildings, schools, seating, timber framing, guildhalls, desks, classrooms