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St John the Baptist, Fleet Street

St John the Baptist, Fleet Street, Coventry CV1 3AY View on map

Built on land given by Queen Isabella of England in 1344 and consecrated in 1350. Enlarged during 14th and 15th centuries. Extensive restoration by Sir George Gilbert-Scott 1858 -1877. Used in Civil War for Royalist prisoners and the origin of the expression 'Sent to Coventry' stems from the hostile reception given to the soldiers by local people.


Opening Arrangements

Monday - Saturday, 10am-12pm; Sunday, 11:30am-12pm. At other times by arrangement.


Off A528 north of Shrewsbury on the road towards Baschurch. Rail: Yorton (2 miles). Bus: No 501 (Shrewsbury to Ellesmere).

Parking Spaces


Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes