Vol.4: Earlsdon & Chapelfields Explored

Vol.4: Earlsdon & Chapelfields Explored

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This is the newest of our books, published in November 2011; hopefully to be the first in a series of books looking at one or two Coventry suburbs in more depth. You can no longer buy the book via PayPal.

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ERRATA

  • Page 66: Penultimate line should read ‘son’ not ‘grandson’
  • Page 67, last paragraph: The Newcombe brothers were from Market Harborough NOT Loughborough
  • Page 80, top picture; road to right of Craven Arms should read Lord Street NOT Mount Street

CONTENTS

1. Original Mid Nineteenth Century Earlsdon: A Political Experiment   page 6
2. South and South East Earlsdon: Late Nineteenth Century Expansion  page 17
3. Styvechale Gate and Earlsdon Lane (Earlsdon Avenue South): From Country Lane to Arterial Roadway Part 1  page 26
4. Earlsdon Lane (Earlsdon Avenue North) and early twentieth century developments: From Country Lane to Arterial Roadway Part 2 Page 31
5. Beechwood Avenue (Whor Lane): From Country Lane to Suburban Avenue  page 406. Canley Gardens: Desperate Times Require Desperate Measures  Page 427. Albany Road: The Opening Up of Earlsdon  Page 458. The Streets West of Albany Road to Hearsall Lane: The Newcombe Estates Company; True Masters of Building Estate Development Page 529. Spencer Avenue to Earlsdon Avenue South: The Newcombe Estates Company in Partnership Page 57
10. Spencer Road and Spencer Park: More Warwick Road than Earlsdon? Page 61
11. Off Duty Earlsdon: A Mix of Pubs, Clubs & Churches  Page 67
12. Old Chapelfields: A Special Mid-Nineteenth Century Development Page 75
13. Twentieth Century Chapelfields: The Newcombe Estates Company comes to Chapelfields Page 83
Readers Aids; Doing Your Own Research Page 87
Readers Aids; Index Pages 88 – 89

INDEX

The index focuses upon people and places. Where there is an appropriate illustration, for instance a photograph, drawing, plan or map then the page number will appear in bold.

Abercorn Road 83, 85, 86
Albany, Duchess of 47
Albany Hotel 49, 67, 70
Albany Road 4, 7, 17, 18, 28, 32,
33, 41, 45-48, 49, 50, 51, 57, 67, 70, 73
Albany Social Club 9, 67, 72
Allard Motor Co. 18, 23
Allesley Old Road 3, 26, 27, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 83, 85
All Souls 85
Arden Street 78, 12
Arterial Route 26, 31, 83, 85
Aston Road 31
Ault, Robert (builder) 32
Avondale Road 18, 23, 24
Ayre, FE (grocer) 37
Bales, Walter 50
Bales, Walter A (chemist) 50
Band (solicitor) 27, 57
Bates Road 42, 43
Bath House 13, 65
Beaudesert Road 52, 55
Beechwood Ave 40, 41, 74
Belcher, Harry 18
Belvedere, (The Vicarage) 14
Belvedere Road 62, 64, 65, 66
Berkeley Road 35, 73
Berkeley Road South (see also
Providence Street) 57, 59
Bird, Thomas F 31, 32, 39, 65
Brighton Villa 13, 65
Bristol Road 52, 53
Broadway 30, 48, 56, 57, 59, 60, 64, 65, 66
Broomfield Road 48, 49, 52, 53, 54,
Canley Dairy 14
Canley Gardens 41-44
Carnegie, Andrew (philanthropist) 34
Centaur Road 35, 52, 53
City Arms (‘Ma Coopers’) 9, 32, 46, 49, 67, 68, 69
Clarence, The 36, 67, 71
Clarendon Street 6, 16, 51
Collingwood Road 52, 53
Coniston Road 31, 32, 38, 39
Continental, The 10
Coombe Abbey, The 80
Co-op 9, 10, 32
Coventry Freehold Land Society, The 4, 6, 7
Coventry Graphic, The 2, 5, 18, 20, 41, 71,
Coventry Rural District Sanitary
Authority 7, 48
Craven Arms 80
Craven Street 76, 77, 80, 82, 83, 84
Cromwell Street 35, 73
Crown Bakery 38
Crump, AJ 31, 32, 39
Dalton Road 61, 62, 64
Dalton, Robert A (speculator) 4, 61, 62
Danks Family (watch jewel makers) 13, 65, 66, 73
Davenport Road 4, 17, 40, 61, 62, 63
Davis JA (fish bar) 54
Dean, Henry (builder) 20
Duke Street 75, 80
Dyers, Fellowship of 32
Earlsdon Avenue North 18, 29, 31, 32-33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 48, 54, 67, 71, 83
Earlsdon Avenue South 4, 18, 26-27, 20, 28, 30, 57, 59, 62, 69, 73
Earlsdon Coffee Tavern 9, 49, 67, 72
Earlsdon Cottage 15, 67, 68
Earlsdon Farm 21
Earlsdon House 4, 12, 15, 19
Earlsdon Lane 6, 8, 18, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31-32, 33, 35, 53, 60, 62
Earlsdon Lane Estate 6, 7
Earlsdon Street 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 19, 20, 26, 27, 30, 32, 33, 46, 51, 68, 69, 72
Earlsdon Syndicate 18, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31, 40
Earlsdon Villa 26
Eastleigh Avenue 40
Elsdon Lane 6, 26
Farman Road 52, 53
Fife Road 83, 85, 86
Fleckner, Katie (publican) 16
Fletcher (butcher) 10
Flinn, John 12, 15, 16
Gardner, John (builder) 48, 52
Goalby, Thomas (builder) 21
Godiva, Lady 51
Goodwin, Horace (soldier) 22
Grange, The 4, 40, 57, 63
Griffiths, Thomas (architect) 52
Harrington Tubular Bells 2, 16
Hartington Crescent 12, 40, 41
Hawkins Road 52, 53
Hawkins, Sergeant (soldier) 63
Hearsall Golf Club 40, 41, 44
Hearsall Inn 80
Hearsall Lane 2, 3, 52, 75, 77, 78, 83, 84, 86
Henley Road 52, 55
Herbert, William (cycle manufacturer) 63
Highland Road 31, 39
Hill William (watchmaker) 76
Holly Bank 4, 18, 26, 29, 32, 59,
Hood Gregory, Francis 17, 18, 25, 27
Huntingdon Road 57, 60
Imperial Picture Palace 10
Innis Road 42
Jackson, Harold 60
Jenkins GE (builder) 23, 24, 25
Jetty, The 7, 35, 45, 46, 48, 63, 74
Kensington Road 49, 50, 52, 55
Kinder, Thomas (watchmaker) 2
Kings Road 57, 61, 62
Kingsland Ave 83, 85, 86
Kingston Road 30, 52, 53, 56
Kirby Road 20, 30, 52, 53
Latham Road 52, 53
Library, Earlsdon 18, 32, 33, 34, 72
Live and Let Live 10
Lord Street 75, 77, 81, 82
Luck, Charles (builder) 5, 32
Ludlow Road 52, 53
Maggs, George (newsagent) 2, 54
Marriott, James (watchmaker) 76
Mayfield Road 26, 28, 30, 37, 57, 58, 59, 60
Mayo, WH (publican) 9 10, 68
Mayo, John (grocer) 10
Melbourne Road 52, 53, 54
Mickleton Road 57, 59, 60
Mills, Archibald (photographer) 12, 22, 25, 39, 54, 56, 64
Mon Abri 18, 29
Moor Street 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 27, 32, 56, 65, 67
Moore, John (farmer) 13
Morningside 57
Morrell, Edgar 42, 44
Mount Street 2, 75, 76, 79, 80, 82
Murray, John (hardware) 10
Myrtle Grove 14, 40, 41
Needham, Charles Edward (builder) 30
Newcombe Brothers (John & Arthur) 52
Newcombe Estate Company Ltd 4, 5, 26, 27, 30, 31, 32, 48, 52-53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 66, 67, 71, 83
Newcombe Road 31, 32, 33, 52, 53
Nightingale Lane 42
Nonconformists 52, 67, 71, 73, 74, 81
Nursery Tavern, The 82
Olorenshaw, Joseph (builder) 76
Osborne Road 11, 17, 18, 23, 24
Palmerston Road 17, 19, 21, 41, 73, 74
Parnell, Edward James (speculator) 17
Pearson, Vincent (builder) 20
Pickering, William (speculator) 7
Phillips, Walter (speculator) 4, 40, 63
Poplars Estate 9, 31, 32
Poplar Road 31, 32, 33
Poplars, The 9, 32, 33
Post Office, Earlsdon 10, 8
Powell Family 16
Pridmore, Alexander (councillor) 18
Providence Street (see also Berkeley
Road South) 6, 8, 11, 23, 73
Queensland Ave 26, 30, 83, 85
Radcliffe Road 8, 17, 19
Rand, Florence (grocer) 37
Ratledge, Ernest ‘ER’ (photographer) 49
Rex Motorcycle Works 23
Ribbon Weaving 4, 6, 11, 18, 26, 35, 61, 73, 75, 77
Rochester Road 17, 20, 24, 41, 51, 74
Royal Oak, The 9, 10, 67, 68
St Barbara’s 21, 74
St Mary Magdalene 60, 84, 86
St Thomas’s 47, 74, 76
Saunders, S 27
Schools Earlsdon 11, 31, 32, 33, 35, 41, 74
School, Lord Street Sunday 81, 85
School, Wesleyan Sunday 73
Seeney GE (newsagent) 60
Settle, Edward (speculator) 17
Sewage 7, 43, 46, 48, 62
Shack & Track 54
Shackleton Road 52, 53
Shaftesbury Road 17, 20, 24
Silk Weaving (see ribbon weaving)
Sir Thomas White Road 76, 79, 80, 82, 83, 84, 86
Sir Thomas White Charity 4, 45, 52, 75, 76, 83, 87,
Small Heath Harriers 70
Smith & Sons (watch balance manufacturers) 2, 78, 84
Sovereign Road 52, 53
Spencer Avenue 57, 58, 59
Spencer, David 61
Spencer Park 61, 62, 64
Spencer Road 57, 58, 62, 64
Spon End Waterworks 7
St Andrew’s Road 17, 24, 41, 65
Stanley Road 12, 17, 22, 24, 44, 54, 56
Stanley Terrace 77, 78, 84
Stanway Road 57, 60
Stevens, Thomas Inger (speculator &
developer) 4, 18, 24, 26, 31, 32, 59
Steward, Rev Timothy 32
Stoneleigh Ave 40
Styvechale Ave 11, 17, 18, 21, 24, 26, 41
Styvechale Common 26, 27, 40, 60, 62, 83
Styvechale Garden Village 40
Styvechale Gate 26, 27, 62
Suttons Bakery (see Crown Bakery)
The Riddings 42, 44
Tramway 8, 19, 41, 49, 51, 64, 79
Trotter, Thomas 42
Turner, Francis (builder) 56
Twigg, Ernest (builder) 56
Waddington, Robert (watchmaker)
Walker, Arthur (watch case manufacturer) 9
Warwick Ave 17, 18, 25, 27, 29
Warwick Street 6, 12, 13, 15, 16, 68
Watchmaking 2, 9, 12, 13, 15, 17, 50, 65, 76, 79
Wesleyan Methodists 11, 33, 67, 73
Westleigh Avenue 40
Weston, Harry (mayor) 51
Westwood Road 30, 52, 53, 55, 56
Wetherley 44
White, Joseph (watchmaker) 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 40, 41
Whittindale, James (speculator) 18
Whor Lane 6, 18, 20, 21, 40
Winifred Ave 52, 53
Woodall, Charles (developer) 59
Woodland Ave 40
Yeomans, Robert (dairyman) 14