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City Wall to North of Swanswell Gate swanswell Gate

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

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Latitude: 52.4112 / 52°24'40"N

Longitude: -1.508 / 1°30'28"W

OS Eastings: 433562

OS Northings: 279360

OS Grid: SP335793

Mapcode National: GBR HFL.QN

Mapcode Global: VHBWY.TN4F

Entry Name: City Wall to North of Swanswell Gate swanswell Gate

Listing Date: 5 February 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076649

English Heritage Legacy ID: 218490

Location: 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 Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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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 from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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