1253 Queen's tiled floor

Henry III ordered a new tiled floor for Queen Eleanor's (Eleanor of Provence) chamber.

(Detail of tiles from complete floor display in the British Museum).

Pavement for web


The circular pavement was designed and laid in the King's (Henry III) chapel. (On display in the British Museum).


Edward the Black Prince’s illegitimate son, Roger of Clarendon born.

1220 Salis cath


c 1220

New Sarum (Salisbury) was established and on 28 April, the foundation stones for the Cathedral were laid.

A Gothic landscape of palace and cathedral was evolving.


Edward II enlarged the park.

Perhaps following his first recorded visit in February that year.

At 1737ha (4292 acres) it was the largest park in medieval England, and about the size of the park today.

1200 Gyrfalcon


1200 c

Gyrfalcons brought to Clarendon for the king. These were the largest of the hunting birds, and were usually only used by royalty.


c 1250

Queen’s window glass included an image of the queen praying to the Virgin and child.

‘Prince Edward’ chamber documented.




c 1237-1245

Traditional dating of kiln and circular pavement in the King's chapel; pavement dated to 1244 .


stables built both within and without the palace precinct.

The king’s apartments and the park pale receive attention, including a new deerleap, 68 ft long x 13 ft wide.

1348 Black Death


Black Death killed 60% of the population.

Tradition of Edward III visiting.

Major building works during succeeding decade.


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