Historic Coventry Trust is a registered charity that was launched in 2015 to acquire, restore and reuse Coventry’s heritage buildings, preserving them for future generations and contributing to Coventry’s economic, social and cultural enhancement.
The trust was initially formed to acquire The Charterhouse, a 14th century former Carthusian monastery founded by Richard II. The Charterhouse is Grade 1 Listed placing it in the top 2.5% of Listed buildings in the country and includes Medieval and Elizabethan wall paintings of national importance. The building and its grounds form the centrepiece of the trust’s major project, the creation of a new 70 acre Heritage Park on the edge of the city centre.
On 3oth November 2017, Coventry City Council approved the transfer of 22 individual properties, and five adjoining sites, to the Historic Coventry Trust. What is thought to be one of the largest ever single transfers of historic buildings from a local authority to a community heritage organisation has been welcomed by Historic England
This will kick-start our ambitious five year, £30 million programme which will see the buildings repaired and found new, sustainable re-uses – many of which will receive funding from Historic England through the Coventry Heritage Action Zone project.
We are a charity and rely on funding and donations to continue our restoration and conservation work. Please help us in any way with either a monthly contribution, corporate sponsorship or volunteering your time – ways to donate can be found here
For full details visit: Historic Coventry Heritage Transfer
***** We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a Heritage Lottery Grant of £4.3 million to restore Charterhouse Priory and the adjoining parkland, full details available here ****
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Swanswell Gate and Cook Street Gate will be brought back into use by the Trust as unique visitor accommodation.
Together with inner Monastery walls and gardens off the London Road. This includes three fine and rare 14th and 15th Century murals one of which is of significant National interest
Naturalising the River Sherborne and enabling walkers and cyclists to travel beside the River from the Charterhouse over Gulson Road and onto Gosford Street.
Creating a walk and cycleway from the intersection of Terry Road with the London mainline railway line and Gosford Green along the discussed loop railway line.
A Classical temple designed by Sir Joseph Paxton and his son-in law George Stokes
Grade II listed cottages overlooking Holy Trinity Church
A 14th century medieval Grade II* listed stone building that served as the outer gatehouse to the Carmelite Whitefriars Monastery at the end of Much Park St.
The remnants of a medieval Carmelite Monastery at the intersection of the London Road and the City ring road.