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Sacred mysteries: London’s hidden medieval priory

In one of the heaviest raids of the Blitz, on the night of Saturday, May 11, 1941, incendiaries set fire to a remarkable medieval survival in central London: the Charterhouse. The chapel was saved, thanks to a timely shutting of the door from the cloisters, but the ranges around the quadrangles called Master’s Court and…

Future unclear for medieval building in Whitley

An historic city building faces an uncertain future because of cuts to the City College’s budget. The 14th century Charterhouse building in Whitley, a former monastery which became home to Charterhouse Training, is owned by City College Coventry. But a £1million axe to the college’s budget as part of nationwide cuts to the further education…