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Historic Coventry Trust

Historic Coventry Trust is a registered charity that was launched in 2011 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.  The park also includes the Joseph Paxton Arboretum Cemetery, one of the top 5 in the UK and also Grade 1 Listed, as well as a large area of riverside and woodland landscape.

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.

For full details visit: Historic Coventry Heritage Transfer

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