Our Rich History
The Coventry Society is not primarily a Historic Society, but we are interested in Coventry’s history. The city has a rich and interesting history; we are not going to recount the city’s history on this website because there are plenty of great sites produced by professionals and enthusiasts which do that already. Here are a few. Please let us know if you recommend others.
COVENTRY REBUILT – a computer modeling of historic Coventry.
COVENTRY’S HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT RECORD (HER): comprehensive record of some 4000 historic sites in Coventry.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF COVENTRY: by Tim Lambert
COVENTRY BLITZ RESOURCE CENTRE: contains lots of information about the Coventry Blitz.
COVENTRY AT WAR: is full of information about the city’s militiary past.
THE COVENTRY CHARTERHOUSE ASSOCIATION A support group supporting the Trustees – new members welcome
THE COVENTRY WE HAVE LOST is a site which accompanies the series of books by David Fry and Albert Smith.
The HISTORY OF THE COUNCIL HOUSE on an independent site.
THE WEAVERS HOUSE is about an important project in Spon End.
Coventry – the making of a modern city 1939 – 1973 One of our favourite books about postwar Coventry.
If you know of any more good Coventry History sites, let us know on the form below.
Other listed buildings in Coventry
In addition to the Big Five there are numerous other listed buildings in Coventry, ranging from medieval buildings right up to buildings from the 1950s and 60s. You can download a printed list of all listed buildings in the city and scheduled monuments from the City Council website. There is also a list of locally listed buildings on the Council website.
Conservation Area in Coventry
There are eightteen Conservation Areas in Coventry:
- Allesley Village
- Kenilworth Road
- Stoke Green
- Greyfriars Green
- Hill Top
- Lady Herbert’s Garden
- Spon Street
- Hawkesbury Junction
- London Road
- High Street
- Ivy Farm Lane (Canley Hamlet)
- Far Gosford Street
- Naul’s Mill
- Spon End
- Coventry Canal
- Brownshill Green
There is more information about Conservation Areas on the Council website.