SP3379 : Our Lady of Coventry statue in Priory ruins, Coventry

taken 3 months ago, near to Coventry, Great Britain

Our Lady of Coventry statue in Priory ruins, Coventry
Our Lady of Coventry statue in Priory ruins, Coventry
A bronze statue of the Virgin Mary holding the Christ child, placed on an earthen bank at the east end of the excavated foundations of the Benedictine priory.

The priory was a monastery which also served as the cathedral until the seat of the diocese was transferred to Lichfield in the 15th century. Its foundation in 1043 by Earl Leofric and Lady Godiva is the first recorded event in the history of Coventry. The priory was dissolved in 1539 during the Reformation and the buildings were gradually dismantled for building stone. Parts of the foundations were excavated between 1999 and 2003 as part of the Phoenix Initiative, a redevelopment scheme. LinkExternal link

The statue has a base inscribed Our Lady of Coventry and stands on a stone inscribed with: A gift to the people of Coventry by Catholic citizens, blessed by VINCENT Eighth Archbishop Birmingham, followed by the date (not visible in this photo, but the statue was made in 2001). The sculpture is the work of Concordia Scott, who was a nun of the abbey of Minster in Kent. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 3 August, 2021   (more nearby)
Sunday, 8 August, 2021
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  Religious sites  Park and Public Gardens  City, Town centre 
Statue (from Tags)
Madonna and Child  Virgin Mary 
Primary Subject of Photo
Person (from Tags)
Concordia Scott 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3353 7910 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.5330N 1:30.5112W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 33531 79108
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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