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Coventry in West Midlands, England, United Kingdom — Northwestern Europe (the British Isles)
 

The West Front

— The Ruins of Lady Godiva's Cathedral —

 
 
The West Front Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, August 11, 2018
1. The West Front Marker
Inscription.  
The west front is the best preserved part of the nave. Only the interior of the wall can be seen. It was built in the early 13th century as part of a grand re-fronting of the cathedral. It was discovered in 1856 when the Blue Coat School was being rebuilt. The gap in the centre contained a great door, which led down into the cathedral via an arc of steps.
Above the door was a large painted glass window, fragments of which were found in the 1999 excavation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
 
Location. 52° 24.539′ N, 1° 30.546′ W. Marker is in Coventry, England, in West Midlands. Marker can be reached from Priory Row close to Trinity Lane, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 Priory Row, Coventry, England CV1 5EX, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The South West Tower (a few steps from this marker); Lady Godiva’s Cathedral (a few steps from this marker); Blue Coat School (a few steps from this marker); The North West Tower
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(a few steps from this marker); The Lychgate Cottages (a few steps from this marker); Pier 3 South (a few steps from this marker); Pier 3 North (within shouting distance of this marker); Gift To The People Of Coventry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coventry.
 
Also see . . .  Coventry Priory Visitor Centre. (Submitted on October 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
The West Front Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, August 11, 2018
2. The West Front Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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