Charterhouse Heritage Park

Until now, Charterhouse Heritage Park has been relatively unknown to all but the immediate community, who have continuously fought for its preservation against development pressures. Today, Historic Coventry Trust is working with local people and other organisations to restore and preserve the landscape.

Overview

Historic Coventry Trust, with the community’s support, will preserve the landscape in perpetuity, restoring and and actively managing it as the Charterhouse Heritage Park.

The landscape around Charterhouse includes green fields, woodland, the River Sherbourne, the Grade II listed Sherbourne Viaduct and a disused railway line.

Working with Historic Coventry Trust, Coventry City Council is recreating the monastic fishpond to within the outer precinct wall and installing a new children’s play area.

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust is leading a National Lottery Heritage Funded project to restore the River Sherbourne and to create a new wetland area, and to the north of Charterhouse a community orchard has already been planted using traditional varieties of fruit trees.

With support from Severn Trent Community Fund and Coventry City Council, Historic Coventry Trust started work in 2022 to create a new cycle and pedestrian path along the former railway goods line (the Loop Line) linking Charterhouse and Gosford Green.

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If you’d like to get involved in the protection and restoration of the Charterhouse Heritage Park and the transformation of the loop line, come and volunteer with us.

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