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St Mary's Hall - Bayley Lane, Coventry - courtyard

Historic Bayley Lane in Coventry.


St Mary's Hall - seen opposite the ruins of Coventry Cathedral.


A Grade I listed building.


St Mary's Hall, Coventry





St Mary's Hall

SP 3378 NE 1/9 5.2.55.





Mainly circa 1340-42, enlarged circa 1460. May stand part y on foundations of

and incorporate stones from C12 castle of Earls of Chester. Sandstone, round courtyard.

Hall with undercroft and 2 storey gatehouse, kitchen; 3 storeyed Caesar's Tower

rebuilt after bombing during 2nd World War. Timber framed ranges on east and south

sides of courtyard, later C15 and circa 1400 with stone ground floors. Muniment

Room added 1894. Hall, circa 1400, is 76 ft by 30 ft. Tie-beam roof, panelled,

on curved braces, has carved angels and heraldic bosses. 5 bays, 3 large traceried

windows either side. Fine late C15 glass. Much restored 1824, architect Stedman

Whitwell. "VCH, VIII, pp. 141-143. AM

Merchant guild of St Mary founded 1840, joined with 3 other guilds to form Holy

Trinity Guild 1392.


St Marys's Hall, Nos 22 and 23 form a group.



Listing NGR: SP3358878968



This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.


Source: English Heritage



A quick look in the courtyard.

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Taken on April 6, 2014