Shakespeare-era Oxford Tavern Receives Conservation Grant

Campaigners hoping to preserve a 16th century room in a former inn once used by William Shakespeare have received major support from The English Heritage on Monday.
The Painted Room above the fashion retail outlet Republic is all that remains of the The Crown Tavern, Cornmarket, Oxford. The Oxford Preservation Trust have received £30,000 for intial refurbishment of the building and its original hand painted Elizabethan wallpaper.
It is hoped that the long term future of the building can be secured through further funding and opened to the public as a visitor attraction.
Shakespeare was known to stay at this tavern when on his way between London and Stratford-upon-Avon, his hometown.
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