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Cellarers Chequer (Barnwell Priory)

Cellarers Chequer

History of the Cellarer's Chequer

The Cellarers Chequer is one of the few remaining parts of Barnwell Priory. It is a single-vaulted chamber, built between 1213 and 1265, and was probably a kitchen.

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Listed Building

Cellarers Chequer, beche Road, 1900 (photo F G Binnie) (Cambridgeshire Collection)



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