Church of St John the Baptist, Fleet Street, Coventry - Coventry

The church of St John the Baptist is located at the head of Spon Street in the city centre. Built in the mid-C14, it was a collegiate church and is largely Perpendicular in appearance with a crossing tower, transepts, clerestories to nave and chancel and aisles. Changes of plan are visible in several places together with alterations to the fabric. The red sandstone used in its construction is of variable quality and its repair is an on-going issue, in particular, the condition of the nave clerestory. Transept roof coverings will shortly require renewal due to material failure.

Church of St John the Baptist, Fleet Street, Coventry - Coventry
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1342889
    Local Planning Authority:
    Coventry
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Church of St John the Baptist
    Street Name:
    Fleet Street
    Locality:
    Coventry
    County:
    West Midlands
    District / Borough:
    Coventry
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Coventry South
    Region:
    Midlands

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Poor
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA