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The Ancient House

Clare
Suffolk
United Kingdom
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The Ancient House

Standing alongside the beautiful Church of St Peter and St Paul’s churchyard, the Ancient House is a picturesque medieval timber-framed building in the middel of Clare. The building's elaborate pargeting (raised plaster decoration) bears the date ‘1473’, and is one of the most celebrated examples of this art in the country. The house incorporates a handsome moulded timber ceiling in the ground floor chamber and elaborately carved oriel windows there and in the first floor bedroom. Staying here you will have an enviable close-up view of the great wool church and keep time by the chimes of its clock.

Close by is Clare Priory, founded for the Austin Friars in 1248, the earliest house of the order in England, and The Cliftons, a building whose exuberant sixteenth-century brick chimneys are richly decorated with circular shafts, Tudor patterns and star tops. Beyond there is a wealth of little-changed Suffolk villages to discover, with some of the country’s finest Tudor brickwork.

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