Coventry’s Charterhouse Opening to The Public Later This Year

The Charterhouse, Coventry

For its centenary year Rotary Club of Coventry is supporting Historic Coventry Trust’s £8million restoration of Charterhouse, which is being carried out in conjunction with Coventry City Council.

One of only nine Carthusian monasteries in the country, the newly restored building will form the focal point of a new 70-acre Charterhouse Heritage Park along the banks of the River Sherbourne, including an avenue of trees planted along the entrance way to be known as Rotary Way.

As well as a large wall painting depicting the Crucifixion which dates from c.1430, an early 17th-century fictive imitation tapestry and a further large mural from the late 16th century, it is set to attract visitors when it opens in late summer during Coventry’s 12 months as UK City of Culture.

The painstaking restoration has used traditional techniques with lime mortar and a large amount of new stone copings to replace those that have deteriorated over the past 600 years.

Interactive displays will chart the site’s long history since it was founded by King Richard II in 1385 and recreate part of the cloister and two monks’ cells set in the walled garden.

To find out more about Charthouse and Historic Coventry Trust, click here.

 

Written by Amanda Chalmers PR