Investigation of Shakespeare's last home to enter phase 2

Archaeologists have been working on the site of New Place, William Shakespeare's last home in Stratford-upon-Avon, since 2009 and have now discovered "as much as they can" about the site, which was demolished in the 18th century. (photos)

According to Ken Colls of Staffordshire University, who managed the project, "We have identified as much as we can in terms of what the house looked like and where it stood on the site. What we found were the jumbled remains of two houses, with some dating from the 18th Century house and some belonging to Shakespeare's house."

The second phase of the project will analyze what was found.