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Clare Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Helpston, City of Peterborough

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6342 / 52°38'3"N

Longitude: -0.3447 / 0°20'40"W

OS Eastings: 512122

OS Northings: 305333

OS Grid: TF121053

Mapcode National: GBR GXG.X9D

Mapcode Global: WHGM5.P12W

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: City of 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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Listing Text

1.
5141 HELPSTON WOODGATE
(west side)
No 16
(Clare Cottage)
(formerly listed as
Clares Cottage under
South Street
TF 1205 37/328 15.12.55
II* GV
2.
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: TF1212205333

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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