Numbers 36 and 37 and archway in between (Whitefriars Gate), Much Park Street - Coventry

This C14 postern gatehouse of the Carmelite Friary has a clay tile roof and sandstone walls with later repairs in brickwork. The building was subject to heritage crime in 2008 and later repaired: it has remained vacant since then and is slowly deteriorating. The continuing threat of heritage crime, assorted masonry repairs and renewal of defective floor timbers above the archway are all issues to be addressed. The current proposal by the Historic Coventry Trust is to convert the gatehouse for use as holiday accommodation, in line with the framework agreement with Coventry City Council.

Numbers 36 and 37 and archway in between (Whitefriars Gate), Much Park Street - Coventry
© Coventry HER 2014

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: NUMBERS 36 AND 37 AND ARCHWAY IN BETWEEN (WHITEFRIARS GATE)
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1087114
  • Local Planning Authority: Coventry
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Religious house

Location

  • Street Number: 36 and 37
  • Street Name: Much Park Street
  • 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: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Local authority

Contact Details

John Tiernan 0121 625 6839

Next steps

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