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The abbey of the Minoresses of St. Mary of the Order of St. Clare without Aldgate, in London founded in 1294. A "minoress" was a nun in the Second Order of the Order of Friars Minor known as Franciscans. A small side-road off Minories is named St. Clare Street. The name can be found in other English towns including Birmingham, Colchester, Newcastle upon Tyne and Stratford-upon-Avon.