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Canal Warehouse, Coventry

Description: Canal Warehouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 March 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 218623

OS Grid Reference: SP3333879601
OS Grid Coordinates: 433338, 279601
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4134, -1.5113

Location: Leicester Row, Coventry CV1 4LH

Locality: Coventry
County: Coventry
Country: England
Postcode: CV1 4LH

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Listing Text

Canal Warehouse
SP 37 NW 17/11

Canal Warehouse. 1787, C19 and 1914. Brick with Welsh slate roofs. One to four
storeys. Extensive frontage following Leicester Row, with four different roof heights. Dentil eaves cornice. Elevation to Leicester Row from left to right. The first section has two altered basket arched openings and a segmental arched window to ground floor. The upper floors have two pairs of giant round-arched panels containing three tiers of horizontal strip windows and round-arched windows above. Then a gabled bay with keyed segmental arched entrance and keyed lunette window. Slightly lower section to the right has a large segmental arched entrance flanked by smaller segmental arched entrances. Three segmental arched windows above and above again, and five round-arched windows above. All have iron casements. Lower section to right has two tiers of segmental arched windows and lunette windows above, divided into groups of 3-6-3 by large segmental arched entrances. Lower range to right again has repeated tripartite motif of segmental arched entrances flanked by blind half segmental arches. The rear elevation gives onto the canal basin. The elevation at the time of inspection was under scaffold and in the process of being renovated. Projecting canopy continuing the pitch of the main roof. Various basket arched doorways and windows. The Warehouse flanks the canal basin of the Coventry Canal Navigation which was completed in 1769 by James Brindley.

Listing NGR: SP3333879601

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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