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Swanswell Gate and City Wall to North of Swanswell Gate

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

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Latitude: 52.4108 / 52°24'39"N

Longitude: -1.5079 / 1°30'28"W

OS Eastings: 433568

OS Northings: 279318

OS Grid: SP335793

Mapcode National: GBR HFL.RS

Mapcode Global: VHBWY.TN5Q

Plus Code: 9C4WCF6R+8R

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

Listing Date: 5 February 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076649

English Heritage Legacy ID: 218490

ID on this website: 101076649

Location: Lady Herbert's Garden, 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 Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Swanswell Gate and City Wall to North of Swanswell Gate.




Circa 1395. The better of two surviving city gates, of which there were twelve. 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. Two restored C16 two-light mullions, ditto with trefoil heads on obverse side. Gargoyle.

Substantial remains of late C14 city wall abut to the north, and the whole is set in modern pleasure ground as Lady Herbert's Garden.

Forms a group with the City Gate, Cook Street.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 2 October 2019.

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