Cook Street Gate - Coventry

The construction of this gate began in the early C14 and was completed later that century following a licence to crenellate in 1363. Inappropriate historic repairs, vulnerability to vehicle damage and stone erosion are all issues. An Historic England Repair Grant was accepted in 2016 to address assorted external building fabric repairs. Project development works are due to take place in 2018 with repairs planned for 2019. The current proposal by the Historic Coventry Trust is to convert the upper room to a studio in line with the framework agreed with Coventry City Council.

Cook Street Gate - Coventry
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Cook Street Gate
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1005908
  • Local Planning Authority: Coventry
  • Site Type: Defence > Town defences


  • Building Name: Cook Street Gate
  • County: West Midlands
  • District / Borough: Coventry
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Coventry South
  • Region: West Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Local authority
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument, LB grade II, RPG grade II, CA