Coventry City Walls - Coventry

The remains of Coventry City walls include several lengths of C14 city defences. Historic England funded a conservation management plan for the walls in 2010 which the City Council is now in the process of implementing. A Historic England Repair Grant was accepted in 2016 to address assorted building fabric repairs to both Swanswell and Cook Street gatehouses and the connecting length of wall between them. Project development works are due to take place in 2018 with repair works planned for 2019.

Coventry City Walls - Coventry
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Coventry city walls
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1002979
  • Local Planning Authority: Coventry
  • Site Type: Defence > Town defences


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

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Local authority
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument, RPG grade II, 2 CAs