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CLARE PRIORY CHAPEL

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The building now in use as the chapel of the Priory was originally the Infirmary of the Austin Priory, (TL74SE12), and was made into a barn in 1748. In 1953 the Augustinian Friars returned to the Priory and the Infirmary (barn) then became a chapel for the Order. A 14th century 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 the 20th century. Roof tiled, hipped at the east end.

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