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5b. City of Coventry (2)

The ruined medieval Cathedral Church of St Michael, a climb up the tower and the Blitz Museum

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The ruined Cathedral of St Michael is medieval and dates from 1300.

It was built as one of the largest parish churches in England, principally for the Earl's half of Coventry.

It was designated the Cathedral of the Diocese of Coventry in 1918.

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The visit of King George VI to the ruins of the old medieval Coventry Cathedral in November 1940.

Little survived the 1940 German bombing raid in the tragic 1940 Blitz attack, BUT the tower stands proud and worth a climb to the top!

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The ruined church is dominated by the magnificent west tower and spire built between 1374 and 1450.

It dominates the Coventry city centre skyline and is 295 ft (~90 m) high and miraculously survived the air raid of November the 14th 1940, which, as you can see from the pictures, destroyed most of the rest of the church.

 

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Details of the tower of ruined medieval Coventry Cathedral.

 

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View of the western end of ruined medieval Coventry Cathedral.

 

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The sculpture Ecce Homo in the ruined nave of ruined medieval Coventry Cathedral. The statue was carved by Sit Jacob Epstein in 1934-1935 from a block of marble and depicts Christ bound before Pilate and wearing the Crown of Thorns.

 

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The sculpture of two people embracing each other, called "Reconciliation" from 1995 by the sculptor Josefina de Vasconcellos.

The sculpture is  intended to remind us that in the face of destructive forces, human dignity and love will triumph over disaster and bring nations together in respect and peace.

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View east down the ruined nave ruins of medieval Coventry Cathedral

View east down the ruined nave of ruined medieval Coventry Cathedral.

 

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The tracery of the north wall windows of the nave and beyond the entrance to the modern cathedral.

 

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Details of the chancel and north-eastern chapel corner.

 

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Exterior views of the east end of ruined medieval Coventry Cathedral.

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A broader view of the east end of ruined medieval Coventry Cathedral and the southern end and entrance to the modern cathedral.

 

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Climbing the winding stairs up the medieval tower of ruined medieval Coventry Cathedral.

 

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The magnificent stonework inside the west tower of Coventry's ruined medieval Cathedral.

 

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The vaulting near the top of the west tower.

 

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The views from the top of the tower are awesome!

On the left the Parish Church of All Saints.

On the right the Chapel of Unity attached to the modern Coventry Cathedral.

 

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Looking down on the nave area of the old medieval Coventry Cathedral.

 

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Looking down on the east end of the ruins of the old medieval Coventry Cathedral.

 

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The Coventry Cathedral Blitz Museum depicting life at the time of the Blitz.

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City of Coventry index

5a. City of Coventry (1) Station, Christchurch spire, Ford's Hospital Almshouses, Houses on Bayley Lane e.g. Golden Cross Inn, Town Hall

5b. City of Coventry (2) The ruined medieval Cathedral Church of St Michael, a climb up the tower, Blitz Museum

5c. City of Coventry (3) The 'modern' 20th century Cathedral Church of St Michael

5d. City of Coventry (4) The Chapel of Unity (attached to the modern Cathedral)

5e. City of Coventry (5) Parish Church of Holy Trinity

5f. City of Coventry (6) Lychgate Cottages, Swanswell Gate Tower, Flying Standard pub and Lady Godiva statue

5g. City of Coventry (7) The Coventry Transport Museum

5h. City of Coventry (8) The Guildhall

5i. City of Coventry (9) Herbert Art Gallery and Museum



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City of Coventry index

5a. City of Coventry (1) Station, Christchurch spire, Ford's Hospital Almshouses, Houses on Bayley Lane e.g. Golden Cross Inn, Town Hall

5b. City of Coventry (2) The ruined medieval Cathedral Church of St Michael, a climb up the tower, Blitz Museum

5c. City of Coventry (3) The 'modern' 20th century Cathedral Church of St Michael

5d. City of Coventry (4) The Chapel of Unity (attached to the modern Cathedral)

5e. City of Coventry (5) Parish Church of Holy Trinity

5f. City of Coventry (6) Lychgate Cottages, Swanswell Gate Tower, Flying Standard pub and Lady Godiva statue

5g. City of Coventry (7) The Coventry Transport Museum

5h. City of Coventry (8) St Mary's Guildhall

5i. City of Coventry (9) Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

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