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City Gate, Coventry

Description: City Gate

Grade: I
Date Listed: 5 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 218462

OS Grid Reference: SP3353479449
OS Grid Coordinates: 433534, 279449
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4120, -1.5084

Location: Cook Street, Coventry CV1 1JP

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

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There is also a scheduled monument, Cook Street Gate, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

City Gate
SP 3379 SE 2/15 5.2.55

First quarter of C14, perhaps rebuilt 2nd half of C14. Work on the adjoining city
walls began 1352 or 1355. Licence to crenellate was granted 1363, to complete
the work 1385. Sandstone with 4 centred arch, side buttresses and C19 or modern
embattlements. 1 double light stone mullioned window with trefoil cusped arches.
Gargoyles. Only remaining functional gate in the city.
Scheduled Ancient, Monument.

Forms a group with Swanswell Gate and City Wall to north of Swanswall Gate,Hales Street.]

Listing NGR: SP3353479449

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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