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Shakespeare Connected - Imagining New Place

6. Excavating New Place

This fascinating photograph was taken during the first archaeological excavation of New Place. This dig was carried out by the famous Shakespeare scholar James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps. He bought the land connected with New Place about 1862 and later passed it on to The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. His excavations and work on New Place have been hugely important and still inform our understanding of the property today.

The Halliwell-Phillipps Excavations at New Place
1864, Photograph


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