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Ruined Cathedral Church of St Michael, Coventry

Description: Ruined Cathedral Church of St Michael

Grade: I
Date Listed: 5 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 218400

OS Grid Reference: SP3360278975
OS Grid Coordinates: 433602, 278975
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4078, -1.5075

Location: Bayley Lane, Coventry CV1 1LN

Locality: Coventry
County: Coventry
Country: England
Postcode: CV1 1LN

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Listing Text



Among the largest medieval parish churches in England. Made a collegiate church
in 1908, cathedral in 1918. Much damaged by an air raid, November 1940, leaving
body of church unroofed and without arcades.
Nave and chancel with aisles, 2 pairs of chapels north and south of nave aisles,
1 on south still roofed. South porch. Apsidal sanctuary with crypt. Magnificent west steeple dominating centre of city.
Crypt and south porch circa 1300. West steeple 1373-94 with spire begun 1432.
Church walls rebuilt 1373 - circa 1450. Stonework restored 1883-90 by J Oldrid

Listing NGR: SP3356478992

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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