Vol.1: The Coventry We Have Lost

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This was the first book that we wrote, published in 1991 and then revised in 2010. You can buy the book via PayPal (below) or email via the contact section.

Contents

Introduction 3
Introduction to the Second Edition  4
Boundary Extensions Map  5
Central Coventry Map 6
The City Centre                 7
Broadgate to Bishop Street  8
Smithford Street to Chapelfields 12
High Street to Far Gosford Street  16
Hertford Street to Warwick Road  23
Hales Street to Swanswell Pool  28
Pre-War Destruction  32
Some Buildings lost to Developers   35
Allesley 37
Binley 40
Coundon  43
Earlsdon   45
Foleshill, (including Bell Green and Hawkesbury) 49
Hillfields 61
Keresley  63
Longford66
Radford 69
Stoke  74
Styvechall, Canley and Tile Hill 82
Walsgrave upon Sowe 91
Whitley and Willenhall 94
Wyken and Caludon   99
Pictorial Sources and Prominent Photographers 101
Index 104

 

INDEX

A short index such as this has inevitably to be rather selective. Particular attention has been given to any streets, factories, public houses and cinemas shown, as well as any captioned buildings.

Abbey Road 93, 94
Aerial Views 6, 31
Akon House 63
Albany Road 35, 45
Allesley Village 36, 37
Allesley Old Road 14
All Saints 20
AnstyRoad 99
Antelope Inn 19
Art Schools 29
Ball Hill 77
Banner Lane 87
Barker’s Butts Lane 42
Barrs Hill School 71
Bedworth Road 66
Bell Green Road 57
Bell Inn 88
Bennett’s Road 63, 64
Binley Bridge 39
Binley Colliery 40
Binley Road 39, 74, 75, 76, 78
Birmingham Road 38
Bishop Street 9,10
Bourne Road 75
Briton Road 79
Broadgate 7, 8, 15, 16, 22
Brownshill Green Road 43
Buck & Crown 72
Bull’s Head 75
Bull Yard 23
Burges, The 10, 31
Butcher Row 7, 32
Butts, The 35
Caludon Castle 98
Canley Level Crossing 86
Cash, J&J Ltd 49
Cash’s Lane 49
Cathedral 17
Cedars Inn 42
Chase, The 96, 97
Cheylesmore Manor House
Church Lane 74
Cinemas 11, 22, 53, 80
City Arms, Earlsdon 46
Clements Street 79
Coat of Arms Bridge 83
Cook Street 28
Cook Street Gate 33
Council House 16
Courtaulds Ltd 50
Coventry Arms 7,15
Coventry Colliery 64
Coventry & Warwickshire Hospital 55
Cox Street 18, 34
Craven Arms, Binley 41
Craven Arms Hotel 16
Cromwell Lane 89
Cromwell Street 44
Cross Cheaping 8, 9
Derby Lane 15, 35
Durbar Avenue 51
Earl Street 16,18
Earlsdon Avenue 46, 85
Earlsdon Street 46, 47
Eaton Road 25, 26
Elephant & Castle 59
Empire Theatre 22
Far Gosford Street 20, 21
Farren Road 99
Fire Station 29
Fleet Street 12
Foleshill Road 48, 50, 53, 54
Foleshill War Memorial 51
Forum, The 80
Free Library 35
General Wolf Inn 54
Golden Cross Inn 15
Gosford Green 77, 78
Gosford Street 19
Grand Theatre 53
Grapes Inn, Radford 70
Grove, The 81, 82
Guild Road 50
Hales Street 9, 27, 29
Hall Green Road 58
Hawkesbury Church 59
Hawkesbury Lane 59
Hearsall Common 85
Hearsall Lane 14
Hertford Arms 20
Hertford Street 22, 23
High Street 15, 16
HinkleyRoad91,92
Hippodrome 27, 28
Hocking Road 99
Hollyhead Road 12
Homesdale Road 53, 54
Hotchkiss Factory 19
Humber Car Works 21, 78
Humber Road 78
Ironmonger Row 32
Jesson Street 30
Jordan Well 16
Kenilworth Castle Inn 22
Kenilworth Road 81, 82, 83, 84
Kenpas Highway 84
Keresley Village 63
King’s Head 22
Lady Herbert’s Garden 33
Lady Lane 67
Leopard Inn 11
Lockhurst Lane 52
London Road 95, 96, 97
Longford Road 66, 67
Longford Station 65
Lower Ford Street 34
Market Hall 8
Market Place 8
Memorial Park 81, 82
Mile Lane 24
New Inn 19
(New) Union Street 23
Norton Street 30
Nugget Inn 43
Old Ball Hotel 77
Old Baths Hotel 11
Old Church Road 58
Old Grammar School 9
Old Palace Yard 18
Opera House 27
Ordnance Works 56
Palmer Lane 32
Park Road 25
Parkside 24
Paybody Convalescent Home 38
Payne’sLane 21, 61
Peacock Inn 19
Peel-Connor Works 75
Peeping Tom 23
Pepper Lane 7, 15
Picture House 11
Pilgrims Rest Inn 32
Pridmore Road 50
Primrose Hill Park 61
Priory Street 17, 34
Providence Street 44,47
Public Baths 34
Queens Road 25, 26
Quinton Road 24
Radford Church 68, 69
Radford Common 69
Radford Road 68, 69, 70, 72
Railway Hotel 52
Rainbow Inn 36
Rising Sun Inn 12
Rose & Crown Inn 58
Rowley’s Green 67
St Bartholomew’s 41
St James & St Christopher Chapel 13
St James’ Lane 97
St Nicholas Close 71
St Nicholas Vicarage 7
St Thomas’s, The Butts 35
Salem Baptist Chapel 67
Sandpits Lane 62
Seven Stars Inn 96
Sir Thomas White Hotel 30
Smithford Street 11,12
Spon End 13
Spon Street 12
Station Avenue 88, 89
Station Road 87
Stoke Church 73
Stoke Green 76
Stoke Rectory 74
Stoke Schools 79
Stoney Stanton Road 55, 56
Styvechall Common 83
Swanswell Gate 28
Swans well 30
Swift Motor Works 24
Sydenham Palace Inn 34
Tamworth Road 62
Tanners Lane 88
Three Tuns Inn 23
Tile Hill Lane 87, 88
Tile Hill Post Office 87
Tile Hill Station 89
Tile Hill Village 87
Toby’s Head Inn 15
Toll Gate House, Allesley 38
Toll House, Styvechall 82
Top Green 26
Trinity Lane 35
Trinity Street 31
Victoria Street 60
Walsall Arms Inn 18
Walsgrave Baptist Chapel 91
Walsgrave Hall 92
Walsgrave Road 61,74,77,78,79
Warwick Lane 23
Warwick Road 25, 26
Watery Lane 86
Webster Road 53
West Orchard 11
White Street 30
Whitley Abbey 94
Whitley Avenue 94
Whitley Mill 93
Whitley Pumping Station 95
Willenhall Lane 40
Windmill Road 67
Woodshires Road 65
Woodway Lane 90, 91
Wyken Congregational Church 99
Ye Old Tower Inn 33