SP3379 : Cook Street Gate, Coventry

taken 9 years ago, near to Coventry, Great Britain

Cook Street Gate, Coventry
Cook Street Gate, Coventry
A grade I listed building, one of two surviving gates of the original twelve on Coventry's city wall[1], remains of which can be seen on the right. Cook Street gate dates from the 15th century and stands over a road which once led to Harnall. Used as a dwelling house in the 19th century, it was presented to the city in 1913 and restored in 1918.

Much of the city wall was demolished after the Civil War, but the gates survived to the 18th century when all but the present two were removed.

Reference: 'A Guide to the Buildings of Coventry', George Demidowicz
1. Coventry city wall
The city wall was a little over 2 miles in circumference when completed in 1534. Having taken 180-200 years in construction, it was not primarily a defensive structure. Charles II ordered it to be rendered indefensible in 1662 and much of it was subsequently demolished and the stone used as a building source. The gates survived into the late eighteenth century, when all but the two surviving gates were removed.

The city wall remains are listed as a scheduled ancient monument.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 11 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 15 March, 2009
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Historic sites and artefacts 
Building Material (from Tags)
Sandstone 
Category
City walls   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3353 7944 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.7164N 1:30.5091W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3352 7945
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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