Shakespeare’s kitchen discovered in Stratford-upon-Avon dig – BBC News

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Image caption Shakespeare’s kitchen hearth and freezer pit were unearthed in the dig at New Location

Shakespeare’s kitchen area, including a hearth and cold storage pit, has actually been found by archaeologists digging up the playwright’s house in Stratford-upon-Avon.

New Location, which was bought by Shakespeare in 1597, was the biggest single home in the town.

It had an excellent chamber and gallery, more than 20 rooms and 10 fireplaces.

The dig, led by Staffordshire University’s Centre of Archaeology, likewise found proof of a brew house.

Pieces of plates, cups and other cookware were also discovered at New Place, where Shakespeare lived for 19 years of his adult life.

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Image caption A well was likewise uncovered at New Place, where Shakespeare lived for 19 years

The Shakespeare Birth place Trust (SBT) charity stated the dig assisted expose “the living, breathing male behind the terrific works – partner, father and kid of Stratford”.

The findings likewise enabled the SBT to commission brand-new evidence-based drawings of New Place, which depict a precise version of how your home would have looked during Shakespeare’s ownership.

Dr Paul Edmondson from the SBT, said, “As soon as we had uncovered the family’s oven we had the ability to comprehend how the remainder of the house fitted around it.

“The discovery of the food preparation areas, brew home, kitchen and freezer pit, integrated with the scale of the home, all point to New Place as a working home as well as a house of high social status.

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Image caption Discovering the kitchen area made it possible for accurate drawings to be produced of how New Place would have looked when under Shakespeare’s ownership

“At New Location we can capture peeks of Shakespeare the playwright and country-town gentleman. His primary job was to compose and a home as excellent as New Place would have played a fundamental part in the rhythm of his working life.”

The New Place site will be opened to the general public by the SBT in the summer of 2016 as part of celebrations to mark 400 years given that the dramatist’s death, and will feature uncommon artefacts on display for the very first time.

The 5.25 m project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic England and through public contributions.

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