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


  • 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: West 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

Contact Details

John Tiernan 0121 625 6839

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England