874.—Ancient Gate of Coventrydetails

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874.—Ancient Gate of Coventry, in Coventry,Warwickshire,England more

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874.—Ancient Gate of Coventry

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This is the Cook Street gate in Coventry.

The original gate was started in 1329, but not finished until the City of Coventry was granted a licence to crennelate in 1363 (this licence gives the holder the right to have battlements). There was also a thick and tall wall and a moat.

The tower had some restoration work done in the early 1930s, which appears to be when a gargoyle was added since it’s not shown in this engraving.

The gate is one of the few mediaeval buildings to survive the bombing of Coventry inthe Second World War.

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