TL7645 : Clare Common

taken 7 years ago, near to Clare, Suffolk, Great Britain

Clare Common
Clare Common
Clare Common is an important archaeological site; the large ditches and banks are probably the defences of an Iron Age site known as Clare Camp, built more than 2,000 years ago. Much of the D-shaped earthwork is still clearly visible, although erosion and later alterations have reduced the size of the banks.

About 700 years ago, the medieval manor of Erbury (taking its name from this 'earth-burh' or earth fort) stood within this site. Some outlines on the ground suggest the sites of at least two large buildings, with courtyards. Medieval documents suggest that there were barns, a dovehouse, a granary and servants' quarters.

In the early 1500s, Katherine of Aragon gave this land to be a common pasture for the poor to graze their cattle on. The Lower Common has been grazed ever since.
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TL7645, 206 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 8 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 9 July, 2010
Category
Common   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 768 458 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:4.9498N 0:34.7386E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 767 457
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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