£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.

IMG_1955

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.

IMG_1963

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.

 

 

 

IMG_1964

Stain glass window

IMG_1965

The outside of the Charterhouse

IMG_1956

IMG_1957

Old staircase leading to the attic

IMG_1958

IMG_1959

Ancient corridor

For more information on The Charterhouse click here

Sub-Edited by Christabell Ndive

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.