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Latitude: 52.6339 / 52°38'2"N
Longitude: -0.3446 / 0°20'40"W
OS Eastings: 512131
OS Northings: 305302
OS Grid: TF121053
Mapcode National: GBR GXG.X9H
Mapcode Global: WHGM5.P243
Plus Code: 9C4XJMM4+H5
Entry Name: Clare Cottage
Listing Date: 15 December 1955
Last Amended: 24 February 1982
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1331603
English Heritage Legacy ID: 50114
Location: Helpston, Peterborough, PE6
Civil Parish: Helpston
Built-Up Area: Helpston
Traditional County: Northamptonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire
Church of England Parish: Helpston St Botolph
Church of England Diocese: Peterborough
(formerly listed as Clares Cottage under South Street
C17/early C18 cottage. The birthplace of the poet John Clare (1793-1864).
Extended at south end in C18. Whitewashed stone rubble. Thatched roof with
gabled ends. One storey and attic. Five window range. Modern 2-light casements.
Right-hand splayed bay with thatched roof. Plank door with thatched hood.
Four eyebrow dormers. End and ridge stacks of stone, north stack heightened
Stone tablet on front with inscription "In this cottage John Clare the poet was
born 13 July 1793. This tablet is erected by the Peterborough Museum Society
1921". Grade II* for historical associations.
Listing NGR: TF1213105302
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