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