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1574 map of Queens' College and Carmelite (Whitefriars) church

Carmelite Friary

History of the Carmelite Friary

The Carmelites (Whitefriars) moved to Milne Street in the centre of Cambridge at the end of the 13th cent. Excavations at Queens’ College have uncovered some remains of the Carmelite community.

In 1538, Queens’ College, which at the time occupied an adjacent plot, claimed that there were only two members of the community left; the Carmelite property was pass to Queens’ College.

St Catherine’s and Queens’ in 1592

There is a surviving piece of the Carmelite church north wall on the current boundary of the ¬†Fellows’ Garden.


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