SP3379 : City wall remnant, Upper Well Street

taken 10 years ago, near to Coventry, Great Britain

City wall remnant, Upper Well Street
City wall remnant, Upper Well Street
The continuation from the surviving section of the city wall[1] on the other side of Lamb Street is hidden behind the Salvation Army Citadel with the Evening Telegraph buildings beyond. The plaque on the wall tells us that this section was finished in the early 15th century.
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 331 793 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.6421N 1:30.8187W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 331 793
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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