Earlsdon was transformed from farm land into a busy district of Coventry and a significant part of the booming Coventry watch making industry from 1851. Earlsdon was incorporated into Coventry in 1890 and is now one of the most popular and desirable areas of Coventry.
Earlsdon offers fascinating history, some very interesting architecture and very interesting and desirable houses. Property prices in Earsldon are higher than in most districts in Coventry.
There are many blue heritage plaques on buildings in Earlsdon and it is interesting to stroll around the streets and see what they signify. For example one plaque in Newcombe Road marks the house where Sir Frank Whittle was born, the pioneer of the Jet Engine. There is also a commemorative stone and plaque on Hearsall Common to inform people that this is where Sir Frank used to fly kites when he was a child and where he first became fascinated with flying.
There is a very good website about Earlsdon.
Earlsdon and Chapelfields Explored – A book by Coventry Society members David Fry and Albert Smith