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ELIZABETHAN HOME OF THE HATHAWAYS AND THE STILL OLDER CLOPTON BRIDGE

ELIZABETHAN HOME OF THE HATHAWAYS AND THE STILL OLDER CLOPTON BRIDGE

When Henry VII was king Sir Hugh Clopton put up a stone bridge over the Avon to serve Stratford. One of the arches was destroyed in the Civil War. The Hathaway cottage at Shottery is part of a farmhouse which was in the hands of that family from the time of one "John Hathaway, archer," in 1556, till the male line failed in 1746. It lies a mile or so over the fields from Stratford and, though much altered and repaired, has still the stout timbers, the good brown thatch and the sweet English flowers of the days when Shakespeare used to call.

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