The Charterhouse, Coventry

The Charterhouse, Coventry (also known as St. Anne's Priory, Coventry) is a grade I listed building on London Road, Coventry, in the West Midlands of England.[1]

The Charterhouse
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The Charterhouse, Coventry is located in West Midlands county
The Charterhouse, Coventry
Location within the West Midlands
General information
StatusGrade I listed
Town or cityCoventry
CountryUnited Kingdom
Coordinates52°24′03″N 1°29′41″W / 52.4009°N 1.4947°W / 52.4009; -1.4947Coordinates: 52°24′03″N 1°29′41″W / 52.4009°N 1.4947°W / 52.4009; -1.4947
Completed14th century
OwnerHistoric Coventry Trust

The current building incorporates remains from the charterhouse of St Anne, the foundation stone for which was laid in 1385 by King Richard II. It contains additions from the 15th and 16th centuries, as well as several wall paintings dating to the same era. It ceased operation as a monastery during the Dissolution of the Monasteries.[2] Some of the original window tracery still survives. It was used as a private home from 1848 to around 1940 when it was left as a centre for arts and culture.[3]

The Coach House and Medieval Precinct Wall to the Charterhouse form a group of listed buildings.[1] The Charterhouse itself is a grade I listed building,[1] the precinct wall is grade II* listed,[4] the coach house is grade II listed, and the whole site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.[5] The site has been placed on the Heritage at Risk Register due to problems with the roof and it is now owned by the charity Historic Coventry Trust which seeks to regenerate the site, supported by Heritage Lottery Fund grants.[6]

The Charterhouse is on the banks of the River Sherbourne, Coventry's main river. A short distance away is the Sherbourne Viaduct, a railway bridge carrying the Coventry to Rugby railway line over the river.[7]

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  1. ^ a b c Historic England. "The Charterhouse, Coventry (1076621)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  2. ^ "THE CHARTERHOUSE COVENTRY". Archived from the original on 18 January 2019. Retrieved 9 March 2019. it suffered at the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries when the Chapel and other religious buildings were destroyed and used as building materials.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Medieval Precinct Wall to the Charterhouse (1342917)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Site of Charterhouse (1005901)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  6. ^ Heritage at Risk Register 2017, West Midlands. Heritage at Risk (Report). English Heritage. p. 74. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  7. ^ Historic England. "Sherbourne Viaduct (1431087)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 29 December 2022.

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