SP3379 : Fairfax Street car park excavations

taken 7 months ago, near to Coventry, Great Britain

Fairfax Street car park excavations
Fairfax Street car park excavations
An archaeological survey, carried out as a precursor to development on the site, has revealed remains of part of the medieval town wall.
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
Thursday, 9 March, 2017   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 9 March, 2017
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Construction, Development 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3379 7920 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.5859N 1:30.2813W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3379 7920
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