Coventry city wall :: Shared Description

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.
by E Gammie
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SP3379 : Swanswell Gate by E Gammie
SP3379 : Cook Street Gate by Jo Turner
SP3379 : City wall under Ringway Whitefriars by E Gammie
SP3379 : Swanswell Gate, Hales Street by E Gammie
SP3379 : City wall remnant by St John's church by E Gammie
SP3379 : Lady Herbert's Garden by E Gammie
SP3379 : City wall, Lady Herbert's garden by E Gammie
SP3379 : City wall remnant, Ringway St Nicholas by E Gammie
SP3379 : Swanswell Gate by E Gammie
SP3379 : City wall and slip road by E Gammie
SP3379 : Swanswell Gate and city wall by E Gammie
SP3379 : City wall and Ringway Whitefriars by E Gammie
SP3379 : City wall remnant, Upper Well Street by E Gammie
SP3379 : City wall, Lady Herbert's garden by E Gammie
SP3379 : City wall bastion, Upper Well Street by E Gammie
SP3379 : Fairfax Street car park excavations by E Gammie
SP3379 : Cook Street Gate, Coventry by E Gammie
SP3379 : Swanswell Gate by E Gammie
SP3379 : A bit of town wall by E Gammie
SP3379 : Lady Herbert's garden and almshouses by E Gammie
SP3379 : Cook Street Gate, Coventry by E Gammie
SP3379 : Cook Street Gate, Lady Herbert's garden by E Gammie


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Created: Thu, 19 Nov 2009, Updated: Fri, 27 Jan 2012

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