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Anne Hathaway's Cottage

By TrevBatWCC    
It's name is a bit misleading, as it wasn't actually owned by Anne Hathaway, but where Anne, the wife of William Shakespeare, lived as a child. Set in extensive gardens it's located in the village of Shottery, about 1 mile west of Stratford-upon-Avon. The earliest part of the cottage was built prior to the 15th century, and was known as Newlands Farm in Shakespeare's day, having more than 90 acres (36 hectares) of land attached to it. It was owned by the Hathaway family until 1846, when financial problems forced them to sell it. However, it was still occupied by them as tenants when it was acquired in 1892 by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
Before stopping off in Stratford centre, we had a guided coach tour of the town and surrounding area, taking in the Hathaway Cottage, where we had a 20 minute stop off to grab a few photos, but not long enough to actually go inside. Couldn't decide which of these images to lead with, so uploaded in the order taken.

Single Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw 7, tweaked in Photomatix Pro 4 and Photoshop Elements 11.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.

Trev Smile

Tags: Architecture Warwickshire Anne Hathaways Cottage Shottery

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richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
26 Feb 2013 10:05AM
Nice Image!! I like it a lot!! V2 for me!

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2013 10:22AM
No favourites with these 2
And what a wonderful house.....
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
26 Feb 2013 10:29AM
Perfectly captured, Trev, and I like V.2 the best. Have seen this beautiful house myself, quite enchanting. Carol
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
26 Feb 2013 10:41AM
What a lovely cottage. Never got to see it when we were up that way because it was so crowded.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
26 Feb 2013 11:10AM
Both excellent exposed and composed captures Trev, for me V2 just edges it.


Dinky65 5 1 United States
26 Feb 2013 11:53AM
Very nice shot and I looked at your PF nice work.Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2013 12:09PM
Two nice shots from which V2 is my favourite. Interesting commentary too.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2013 12:44PM
V2 tells us more about the surroundings, so it's that one for me. Not that I dislike the house, of course!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2013 1:03PM
V2 is the angle but I do like to see people around...
Happy memories of my student days. You could turn up on the day for a performance at the theatre and get standing tickets at the back for 2/6.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
26 Feb 2013 4:39PM
Wish I could visit the place, I've never had the opportunity. Thank you for sharing. I love both.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2013 6:10PM
You managed this without hoards of visitors, unusual, wonder if the time of year was good reason, 2 excellent images, I have visited this cottage but not for some time
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
26 Feb 2013 6:16PM
Lovely and very interesting images.........Sandy
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2013 6:23PM
Two wonderful images of this gorgeous old house Trev. The point of view in image number one is more favourable, however the people for me are somewhat of a distraction.

Regards Nathan Grin
JOKEN 9 3 10 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2013 7:18PM
A fine pair of photos showing us the wonderful architecture found in Shakespeare Country
I do like them both also the people in V1 I find ok I like it.

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2013 7:48PM
Now this is terrific Trev! and V2 is a GemGrinGrin Love it!
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2013 9:01PM
I like both today Trev - another good weather day for your visit SmileSmile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2013 9:23PM
Has to be V2 with out the folk Trev
an amazing shot
but both quality images
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2013 9:59PM
I like the angle on the house in V2, I find it more appealing.
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
27 Feb 2013 5:25PM
Yep V2 for me Trev.. although they are both fine images.

saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
27 Feb 2013 5:55PM
My very first week-end away with mrs. salty (before she became mrs, s.Wink) was to Stratford. We stayed at a hotel (can't remember the name) where all the rooms were named after Shakespeare characters or pieces.
We stayed in The Midsummer Night's Dream room.
We had, needless to say, a dream weeek-endWink
The thing I remember about this cottage was how short the beds were, and the mattresses were sacks filled with hay.

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2013 8:08PM
A beautiful building, well kept, with lovely roof and windows. And thanks for the description.
two excellent images trev,well done.ray

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