Harvard House

Local nameHarvard House
LocationStratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

For the dormitories of Harvard College, see Harvard House systemHarvard House stands at what is now 26 High Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. Once known as the Ancient House, It was built in 1596 by Thomas Rogers, grandfather of the benefactor of Harvard University, John Harvard. The House has been cared for by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, on behalf of Harvard University, since 1990.Thomas Rogers' initials and those of his second wife, Alice, are carved on the front of the house, together with the date 1596. These indicate it was a separate house, although Rogers also owned the adjoining property at what is now 27 and 28 High Street.

About 60 years old when the house was built, Rogers was a successful butcher and also a corn and cattle merchant. He served as Alderman for the Stratford Corporation alongside John Shakespeare, William’s father.

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Address 26 High Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6AU, UK

Coordinates 52°11'30.708" N -1°42'25.753" E

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