Work is due to start at Coventry Charterhouse now that a main contractor has been appointed and the exciting work of unveiling the full extent of this important piece of Midlands heritage is becoming reality.

Recent discoveries continue to unlock this enigmatic place:

  • Archaeology has proved that the coach house may well incorporate substantial parts of two monk’s cottages and finally the mystery of the monk’s latrines has been solved.
  • Architectural investigations have concluded that beneath many layers of repair, the north elevation is medieval in origin and, in line with so much of the adaption carried out by Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, is a part of the monastic fabric unpicked and repurposed.

Charterhouse is due to open in early 2021 as a visitor centre at the heart of the city’s City of Culture.

Latest images of works (September 2020)