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City Gate

A Grade I Listed Building in St Michael's, Coventry

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Latitude: 52.412 / 52°24'43"N

Longitude: -1.5084 / 1°30'30"W

OS Eastings: 433534

OS Northings: 279449

OS Grid: SP335794

Mapcode National: GBR HFL.MC

Mapcode Global: VHBWY.SMXT

Plus Code: 9C4WCF6R+RJ

Entry Name: City Gate

Listing Date: 5 February 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076640

English Heritage Legacy ID: 218462

ID on this website: 101076640

Location: Draper's Fields, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1

County: Coventry

Electoral Ward/Division: St Michael's

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Coventry

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Coventry, St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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City Gate

SP 3379 SE 2/15



First quarter of C14, perhaps rebuilt second 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 four centred arch, side buttresses and C19 or modern embattlements. One double light stone mullioned window with trefoil cusped arches. Gargoyles.

Only remaining functional gate in the city.

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

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 22 August 2019.

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