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Historic Site


Lynn Jones


5a Priory Row,
West Midlands,


The chateau-style Blue Coat School is believed to have been founded in 1714 as a charity school for girls who spent their last two years being trained in the rigours of domestic service. The present building is built over the ruins of the Cathedral and Priory of St Mary's, dates from the 1850's and was restored in 2000.

Disabled toiletsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toilets

Disabled access

Opening details

Exterior viewable only. Part of school will be made accessible via gates in West End Cathedral ruins.


Located within the Cathedral Quarter of the city centre.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Coventry station


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

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