£30,000 donation restores Medieval Charterhouse

By Orianne Lunguma

One of Coventry’s oldest buildings is due for a refurbishment thanks to a grant of £30k awarded by The Pilgrim Trust.


Coventry’s Charterhouse Preservation Trust were greeted with great news today when they were told that The Charterhouse, one of the only two remaining Carthusian Monasteries with remarkable remains in the UK, is due for regeneration early this spring. The building, which some of Britain’s finest medieval art, murals and paintings will be restoring the remaining wall of the original Priory church, which was founded by Richard II in 1385. The wall has been in a dangerous condition for several years with parts having already collapsed.


Tour guide presenting medieval feature walls

Ian Harrabin, Trust Chairman said: “The start of work on restoration will be a huge step forward”. This is fantastic news for Coventry city and to see the Charterhouse restored will keep history alive and well remembered.





Stain glass window


The outside of the Charterhouse



Old staircase leading to the attic



Ancient corridor

For more information on The Charterhouse click here

Sub-Edited by Christabell Ndive

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