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Hall's Croft

Home of Susanna, Shakespeare's eldest child, and her husband Dr. Hall

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Just past the chain ferry, Waterside turns into Southern Lane and begins to curve away from the River. Find Hall's Croft on Old Town, the first right.
Halls Croft, Stratford-upon-Avon

Halls Croft, Stratford-upon-Avon

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Susanna Shakespeare married Dr. John Hall, a distinguished physician. Hall's Croft was their elegant marital home. Here you'll learn how a wealthy family lived in the late Tudor and early Jacobean period. The large rooms and wide expanses of glass were signs of this family's affluence.

Dr. Hall was famous in his own right for discovering and prescribing a herbal cure for scurvy, about 100 years before British Naval Physicians began prescribing limes for the vitamin C deficiency disease. His case book, collected and published after his death, provides insight into the practice of a provincial doctor.

Dr. Hall's consulting room at Hall's Croft has an exhibition of artifacts, notes and medical tools.

Visit Hall's Croft and stop in the pleasant tea room for a cuppa. Do some carb loading too, so that you can hold out for an after theatre supper.

Next: Holy Trinity Church and Shakespeare's Grave

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