28 October 1614
Landowners have reached an agreement over the enclosure
of William Shakespeare's lands at Welcombe.
The playwright owns 107 acres of the affected land,
also generates an income through tithes charged on the
harvest of corn, grain and hay.
On behalf of the enclosers, William Replingham has
compensation in the event of any loss of income from the
tithes on this land.
However, Shakespeare can still rely on an income from
plays - he is currently working on a biopic of Henry VIII.
on Warwickshire - The
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust