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Latitude: 52.0751 / 52°4'30"N
Longitude: 0.5813 / 0°34'52"E
OS Eastings: 577000
OS Northings: 245000
OS Grid: TL770450
Mapcode National: GBR PFF.XFF
Mapcode Global: VHJHL.135L
Entry Name: Chapel to Clare Priory
Listing Date: 19 December 1961
Last Amended: 20 May 1974
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1285828
English Heritage Legacy ID: 282926
Location: Clare, West Suffolk, Suffolk, CO10
Civil Parish: Clare
Built-Up Area: Clare
Traditional County: Suffolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk
Church of England Parish: Clare with Poslingford
Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
1. CLARE Chapel to Clare Priory
2006 (Formerly listed as
Clare Priory ruins)
TL 74 NE 16/571
TL 74 NE 18/571
TL 74 NE 19/571 19.12.61.
Clare Priory was founded in 1248. The building now in use as the chapel of the
Priory was originally the Infirmary and was made into a barn in 1748. In 1953
the Augustinian Order of Friars returned to the Priory and the Infirmary (barn)
then became a chapel for the Order. There is a C20 tablet recording that here
(Clare Priory) were buried Joan of Acre, Countess of Gloucester and daughter
of Edward I and Eleanor of Castile, who died in 1305; also Lionel Duke of Clarence,
son of Edward III and Phillipa of Hainault, who died in 1368; and his wife Elizabeth,
grand-daughter of Joan of Acre, who died in 1363. A C14 rubble building with
stone dressings with heavy diagonal corner buttresses and additional buttresses
on the north and south sides. The lower windows have pointed arches with plain
tracery and the upper windows are small stone dressed casements, formerly to
a loft or upper storey. The west gable has 3 brick dressed windows with segmental
arched heads and ogee arched tracery. The interior was renovated in te C20.
Roof tiled, hipped at the east end.
Listing NGR: TL7700045000
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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