Topic categories:

City Wall and Gates

You need to be signed in to respond to this topic

No actionPrevious page

Displaying 16 to 22 of 22 posts

Page 2 of 2

1 2
No actionNo action
22 posts:
Order:    

Annewiggy
Tamworth
All posts by this member
16 of 22  Tue 28th Feb 2017 8:15pm  
Member: Joined Jan 2013  Total posts:1040

Looking through the newspaper archives again there are 1914 pictures with no battlements on Cook Street Gate, and a 1934 picture with them. I did find an article though in a 1918 Coventry Standard which discusses the battlements and they mention a sepia drawing from the end of the 17th century which shows it with battlements.
City Wall and Gates
Midland Red
Cherwell
All posts by this member
17 of 22  Tue 28th Feb 2017 8:35pm  
Moderator: Joined Jan 2010  Total posts:4550

On this page, Rob states " . . . looking at the top of both of these gates, you may notice that the battlements have been added in recent times. This was done around 1931-32 when a second session of restoration took place and the gardens were built. Photographs from 1910 show Cook Street gate with a flat open top, whilst Swanswell gate had a sloping "house-like" roof where it had been used, firstly as a cottage, and then a shop in the 1800s."
City Wall and Gates
Midland Red
Cherwell
All posts by this member
18 of 22  Thu 9th Mar 2017 5:54pm  
Moderator: Joined Jan 2010  Total posts:4550

On 3rd Feb 2017 6:51pm, NeilsYard said: Looks like part of the city wall has been uncovered whilst they dig up Cox Street car park! - Telegraph
Managed to photograph it today Thumbs up
City Wall and Gates
Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
All posts by this member
19 of 22  Fri 10th Mar 2017 3:48am  
Off-topic / chat  

NeilsYard
Coventry
All posts by this member
20 of 22  Fri 1st Sep 2017 10:10pm  
Member: Joined Aug 2010  Total posts:1552

Rob and all - after perusing your great City Wall guide on the site I've realised that theres several areas of the City Wall that are still present that I've not really got close to before. As we approach Autumn - does anyone else fancy doing a tour 'walk' of whats left following Robs guide?
City Wall and Gates
Helen F
Warrington
All posts by this member
21 of 22  Wed 6th Sep 2017 9:23pm  
Member: Joined Mar 2013  Total posts:764

City Wall Tour There's an organised tour tomorrow and Friday for the Heritage. It a pre book so it might be a bit late to join.
City Wall and Gates
Midland Red
Cherwell
All posts by this member
22 of 22  Wed 1st Nov 2017 7:15pm  
Moderator: Joined Jan 2010  Total posts:4550

Cook Street Gate
City Wall and Gates

You need to be signed in to respond to this topic

No actionPrevious page

Displaying 16 to 22 of 22 posts

Page 2 of 2

1 2
No actionNo action

Previous (older) topic

Woodlands School, Broad Lane
|

Next (newer) topic

Union Street
View similar topics in the Local History and Heritage category
 
Home | Forum index | Forum stats | Forum help | Log out | About me | My music
Top of the page
HTML5
1,396,098
Counter by Rob Orland

This page last updated 21st April 2017  (Load time: 70ms)