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Clare Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Helpston, Peterborough

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1331603

English Heritage Legacy ID: 50114

Location: Helpston, Peterborough, PE6

County: Peterborough

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

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TF 1205

(west side)
No 16
(Clare Cottage)
(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
in brick.
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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