Shakespeare's Ireland Yard
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Shakespeare's Ireland Yard

This was the house that Shakespeare's bought in 1613.


William Shakespeare bought the gate house here in 1613 for 140. After having lodged near the globe previously, when it burnt down, everything moved to Blackfriars.

Ben Jonson had a house here and painter Van Dyck lived here between 1632-41.

Shakespeare died 3 years after buying it, and it passed to his daughter Elizabeth who sold it in 1667.

Location: Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London