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© Mr Neville Broadbent

IoE Number: 282926
Location: CLARE PRIORY RUINS,
  CLARE, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK
Photographer: Mr Neville Broadbent
Date Photographed: 30 June 2002
Date listed: 19 December 1961
Date of last amendment: 20 May 1974
Grade I

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1.CLAREChapel to Clare Priory2006(Formerly listed asClare Priory ruins)TL 74 NE 16/571TL 74 NE 18/571

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. I 2. 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.

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