SP3379 : Coventry city centre

taken 43 years ago, near to Coventry, Great Britain

This is 1 of 2 images, with title Coventry city centre in this square
Coventry city centre
Coventry city centre
Taken from the tower of the old cathedral church of St. Michael, looking westwards down the line of the Upper and Lower Precinct shopping areas towards Mercia House[1], the tower block at the bottom end of the Lower Precinct. To the right of Mercia House is the red sandstone tower of St John's Church. To its left a little further into the distance is the former GEC factory (previously the Rudge works) on the site now occupied by the Skydome and Odeon complex in Spon Street. In the foreground is Broadgate with the statue of Lady Godiva. The green square is now paved and covered by the Cathedral Lanes development. The building on the left of the immediate foreground was Martins Bank, one of the few buildings of pre-war Broadgate to survive and stood on the corner of Pepper Lane.

Comparative views:
1983 : SP3379 : Broadgate and Precincts, 1983
2007 : SP3379 : Broadgate and Precincts
2016 : SP3378 : View of Coventry Centre, from the cathedral spire (Oliver Mills)
1. Mercia House
16 storey residential block above shops. Architect: Coventry City Architect's Dept. Builder: Lavender MacMillan Ltd. Date: 1967. (Source: 'Coventry New Architecture' G Lewison, R Billingham 1969)
2. Views from St Michael's tower
High-level views of Coventry from the tower of St Michael's cathedral church ('the old cathedral').
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 11 June, 1975   (more nearby)
Saturday, 22 April, 2006
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Business, Retail, Services 
Shopping / Entertainment Centre   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 331 790 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.5021N 1:30.8820W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 335 790
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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