SP3379 : City wall remnant, Ringway St Nicholas

taken 10 years ago, near to Coventry, Great Britain

City wall remnant, Ringway St Nicholas
City wall remnant, Ringway St Nicholas
This short section of the city wall[1] faces the ring road and, as can be seen, has been incorporated into the rear wall of a local business. Lamb Street cuts through the line of the wall and a second section remains on the other side of the road.
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
Friday, 16 November, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 17 January, 2008
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
Building Material (from Tags)
Sandstone 
Category
City walls   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 332 794 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.6958N 1:30.7652W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 332 794
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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