Basement on site of Old Star Inn, Earl Street, Coventry - Coventry

Late medieval cellar of an inn now incorporated in the Civic Centre. Significant erosion of the sandstone took place as a result of water damage. The stone vault was temporarily propped in 2008 and damaged stonework repaired. Since then the stone structure has been steadily drying out. The next phase of work will be to replace the eroded ribs on the vault. The buildings above (with the exception of the recently listed former architects' offices) are likely to be demolished.

Basement on site of Old Star Inn, Earl Street, Coventry - Coventry
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: MEDIEVAL BASEMENT ON SITE OF OLD STAR INN
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1115642
  • Local Planning Authority: Coventry
  • Site Type: Civil > Public building

Location

  • Building Name: Basement on site of Old Star Inn
  • Street Name: Earl Street
  • Locality: Coventry
  • County: West Midlands
  • District / Borough: Coventry
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Coventry South
  • Region: West Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Fair
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Local authority

Contact Details

Nick Molyneux 0121 625 6857

Next steps

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