Abbey of St. Clare

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The Abbey of St. Clare was an abbey of nuns of the second order of St. Francis set up in 1293 by Edmund, earl of Lancaster, who was King Edward I’s brother (Stow). The abbey itself was on the northeast side of the Minories. It occupied five acres of land. Both the pope and the king gave the abbey special privileges: the abbey and its inhabitants were exempt from paying tenths and lived in a liberty outside the jurisdiction of the City of London, a liberty that exists to the present day (Harben).
As for the building itself, Stow mentions that it conteyned 15. perches, and seuen foote (Stow). In 1539, the Abbey was surrendered to King Henry VIII by Dame Elizabeth Salvage, the abbess (Stow). Thereafter, the parish church of Holy Trinity, Minories occupied the site of the abbey until 1899 (Harben).
Curiously, neither the old abbey buildings nor the church appear on the Agas map. They should be drawn south of the houses on the corner of Aldgate Street and the Minories.

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MLA citation:

Adams, Neil. “Abbey of St. Clare.” The Map of Early Modern London. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Web. 28 March 2017. <http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/ABBE1.htm>.

Chicago citation:

Adams, Neil. n.d. “Abbey of St. Clare.” The Map of Early Modern London. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed March 28, 2017. http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/ABBE1.htm.

APA citation:

Adams N. (n.d.). Abbey of St. Clare. In J. Jenstad (Ed.), The Map of Early Modern London. Retrieved March 28, 2017, from http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/ABBE1.htm

TEI citation:

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