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Shakespeare Connected - Imagining New Place

1. Owning New Place

Sir Hugh Clopton was a later owner of New Place and the son of John Clopton, the man behind its 1702 rebuilding. The Cloptons pulled down Shakespeare’s New Place and built a new, fashionable eighteenth-century house in its place. Many images and drawings of New Place that we have today are based on this later house.

Sir Hugh Clopton
Unknown artist, c.1700, Watercolour painting in frame


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