The Sheldon Tapestry: Coventry

The Sheldon Tapestry, Coventry
Photo courtesy of Warwickshire Museum Service

The Coventry of the Sheldon Tapestry map was a Medieval walled city. You can see the walls, turrets and gates surrounding the houses and churches.

The River Sherbourne acted as a moat on the east side of the city walls. Today it runs underneath the city centre. The Medieval cathedral – the tallest tower in the city, was destroyed in a bombing raid in World War Two.


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