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Chapel to Clare Priory

A Grade I Listed Building in Clare, Suffolk

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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

Plus Code: 9F423HGJ+2G

Entry Name: Chapel to Clare Priory

Listing Date: 19 December 1961

Last Amended: 20 May 1974

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1285828

English Heritage Legacy ID: 282926

Location: Clare, West Suffolk, Suffolk, CO10

County: Suffolk

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

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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

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