Hall’s Croft is a 17th century house in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, home to William Shakespeare’s daughter, Susanna Hall and her husband, Dr. Hall. This was the last house we saw in Stratford-upon-Avon, along with Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Shakespeare’s New Place and Shakespeare’s Grave. The house can be visited with a joint ticket and it’s very interesting even if the main reason to visit Stratford-upon-Avon is to see where Shakespeare lived and worked.
The timbered house was built in 1613. It was home to professional people before being a small school in the mid 19th century. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust purchased Hall’s Croft in 1949 and after repairs it was opened to the public two years later.
The house is gorgeous, like all houses from that period.
John Hall was a well known doctor. His case notes were published after his death in 1657 and they were a popular textbook for other doctors for many years. Dr Hall was a compassionate physician. He would treat both rich and poor, Catholic and Protestant patients. Some physicians at that time thought astronomy or blood-letting were good medical practices, but Dr. Hall preferred treatments made from plants, herbs, animal extracts, gemstones and rocks.