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Whitefriars Museum

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

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Latitude: 52.4051 / 52°24'18"N

Longitude: -1.5016 / 1°30'5"W

OS Eastings: 434005

OS Northings: 278680

OS Grid: SP340786

Mapcode National: GBR HHN.4V

Mapcode Global: VHBWY.XTJ4

Plus Code: 9C4WCF4X+29

Entry Name: Whitefriars Museum

Listing Date: 5 February 1955

Last Amended: 24 June 1974

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076648

English Heritage Legacy ID: 218488

Location: St. Michael's, Coventry, CV1

County: Coventry

Electoral Ward/Division: St Michael's

Built-Up Area: Coventry

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Coventry, All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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SP 3378 NE 1/29

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Whitefriars Museum

(Formerly listed as Coventry Union Workhouse (Salvation Army Hostel))



Circa 1342, date of foundation of Carmelite Priory, dissolved 1538. Private dwelling house of Hales family to 1717. Converted to workhouse for the poor 1804.

Range on east side of former cloister, 46 metres long. Ashlar, two storeys, tiled roof. Buttresses with offsets. Ground floor pointed arched windows to former cloister with ribbed cross vaults. First floor former friars' dormitory has square headed mullioned lattice casement windows, canted oriel bay window.

Bombed 1940, restored 1968-69.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 1 October 2019.

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