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Address: Chapel Ln., Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EP, England
Phone Number: 44-1789-293127
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Chapel built by the Guild of the Holy Cross, which was established in the...

Chapel built by the Guild of the Holy Cross, which was established in the 13th century, whose aim was to provide for the religious and commercial needs of the clergy and merchants of the town.

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Small and sweet.

Lovely piece of history here. Fascinating to hear the story behind the painting on the wall. Small but well worth a visit well you're passing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Vixxx666
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Coventry, United Kingdom

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely piece of history here. Fascinating to hear the story behind the painting on the wall. Small but well worth a visit well you're passing.

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Thank Vixxx666
derbyshire uk
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Only a very small area was open to the public.. This is an extremely old building and we did enjoy looking at the fixtures and fittings

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Thank Lynda B
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We went to see the tapestries which you dont see at first glance, they are a series of little square pictures on the walls nearer the front. I liked the idea of having your own personal light.

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I am not a "church" person, but it was a wet and windy afternoon and so I went in with the rest of our family Not a great deal to see but if you are interested in this sort of thing you may well enjoy it. I love to see really old, thick timber doors with huge locks and this... More 

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Thank Jeff K
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Shakespeare used to go here from school....it's attached to his grammar school Lovely original wall paintings to see Nicely restored Simple Unpretentious Peaceful

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Thank Emma W
Limerick, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This building is open each day. It doesn't seem to be in use as a regular church though different faiths seem to have access to it. The Society of Friends had an information display in place the day we called. There are wall paintings still partially visible going back to the 14th century

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Thank marymcc2013
Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We just happened to pass by and decided to have a quick look Was really pleased that we did A very simple church but with quite beautiful embroidered panels on both sides of the nave

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Centreville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Immediately adjacent to the Guildhall and across the street from Nash's House/New Place is the Guild Chapel which was rebuilt by Sir Hugh Clopton, a rich merchant who also built New Place house, the house that Shakespeare bought in 1597 and where he died in 1616. This intimate space has some poorly preserved medieval wall paintings including a Dance of... More 

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Thank KLE2013
High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The chapel is a worth a short visit if in Stratford. For those with an interest in such things, the chapel houses a large part of a 15th century wall painting.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Walked in on Sat morning to the Chapel, organ was being played and it was amazing too hear and see the history of this chapel. Don't miss this one. Close to town centre.

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