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Charterhouse Priory, Coventry

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Landmark
St Anne’s Charterhouse a Grade 1 listed C14th Priory building and create a new heritage attraction set in a heritage park and complemented by new visitor facilities including a café, shop and small conference/wedding venue.

Heritage Lottery Funding is now in place to development and submit plans for Phase 1 of the programme, which consists of:

• Restoration of the main monastery buildings and wall murals

• Opening of to the Charterhouse to the public as a heritage and educational venue.

• Interpretative display, focused on the lives of the Carthusian monks, their lifestyle, cultural importance and influence, medieval and Tudor heritage and the history of Coventry.

• In the original Great Cloister, the footprint of two monks’ cells will be reconstructed which will illustrate how the monks lived and an acoustic box in one cell will demonstrate silence, a feature of the Carthusian order.

• Organic gardens will be replanted and the Great Cloister will remain as open space, with information on archaeological remains included in the display and interpretation.

• Restoration of the former stables and coach house and a new, purpose built café with terrace and a first floor venue, suitable for weddings, celebrations, conferences and training will create a hub of activity, centred on heritage and helping to sustain the Charterhouse.

• Parkland around the main buildings to be re-created to the setting of the Charterhouse as a monastery. It includes meadows, orchards and fishponds as re-instated heritage features.

• The car park will be extended to provide for new uses on site and vehicular access will be improved

Currently the building is not open to the public but is open on special days. The parkland area is always open, there is a free car park, a children's play area, a riverside walk with seating and paths for disabled access. We also have special clean up days in the garden and fields, clearing brambles and litter. Look out for events advertised on this page.
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  • very atmospheric place, great gardens on a good day. Murals from Medieval and Tudor eras fascinating and in great condition considering not yet restored. Free including the guided tour, with...  more »
  • I've visited the charterhouse priory each year for heritage weekend and have to recommend a trip. The building has an incredible history and tour guides are always very informative, with the history.....  more »

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