REWIND: The 141 listed buildings of Kenilworth from the castle to garden walls
By James Smith
2nd Jun 2022 | Local Features
Following our recent report on Warwick District Council's local 'Heritage Assets' register we have decided to take a look at the buildings in and around Kenilworth which have been given national listing status.
In Kenilworth there are actually 141 listed buildings - so we have picked a few choice ones to look at.
Listing means that the structures have been identified as having architectural and historic interest and are protected against demolition and alteration. In other words, listing aims to safeguard aspects of our history and culture.
Most notably, and possibly least surprisingly, Kenilworth Castle is a Grade I listed building.
There are then 30 listed buildings along the length of High Street, including the Virgins and Castle, Clarendon House and the former Midland Bank.
Fieldgate house is also included.
And at the other end of the road, Castle Hill, there are a further 21 with the Queen and Castle and then the Clarendon Arms and the row of buildings adjoining it virtually all included.
Staying in the same area, there are also a number of listed cottages on Castle Green. And perhaps most unusually is a cast iron phone box, reportedly dating back to 1935.
There are also a number of churches given Grade II status, including St John's and St Augustine's.
And perhaps some other unusual entries include the red brick 18th century garages at Kenilworth Hall, an 18th century gazebo in a New Street garden and the garden walls of three houses on Upper Rosemary Hill.
And the stone bridge which takes the Bridge Street over Finham Brook is also included.
The full list can be found on the British Listed Buildings website.
(Header Image by Elliot Brown via geograph.org.uk)