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City Wall to North of Swanswell Gate Swanswell Gate, Coventry

Description: City Wall to North of Swanswell Gate Swanswell Gate

Grade: I
Date Listed: 5 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 218490

OS Grid Reference: SP3356279360
OS Grid Coordinates: 433562, 279360
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4112, -1.5080

Location: Chauntry Place, Coventry CV1 1JB

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

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Listing Text

Swanswell Gate.
City Wall to North of
Swanswell Gate.
SP 3379 SE 2/5
SP 3379 SE 2/219 5.2.55.


Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Circa 1395. The better of 2 surviving city gates, of which there were 12. Sandstone.
Embattlements. The passage way is blocked with the gatehouse converted into a
dwelling. Original pointed arch with inset late C16 doorway with square chamfered
band. 2 restored C16 2-light mullions, ditto with trefoil heads on obverse side.
Gargoyle. Substantial remains of late C14 city wall abut, and the whole is set
in modern pleasure ground as Lady Herbert's Garden.

Forms a group with the City Gate, Cook Street.

Listing NGR: SP3356279360

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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