The Charterhouse, London Road - Coventry

Founded as a Carthusian Monastery dedicated to St Anne, the surviving building is a mixture of stone, brick and timber frame construction incorporating centuries of change and adaptation. Exceptional and vulnerable wall paintings survive from the C15 and C16. Areas of structural instability need to be addressed, the clay tile roof covering is in poor condition and there is evidence of water damage within the building. Now in the ownership of the Historic Coventry Trust, the building is part of a major regeneration project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic England grants.

The Charterhouse, London Road - Coventry
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: THE CHARTERHOUSE
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1076621
  • Local Planning Authority: Coventry
  • Site Type: Domestic > Residential building


  • Building Name: The Charterhouse
  • Street Name: London Road
  • County: West Midlands
  • District / Borough: Coventry
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Coventry South
  • Region: West Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Charity (heritage)
  • Designation: Listed Building grade I and Scheduled Monument, CA
  • List Entry Number(s): 1076621 and 1005901