SP3378 : Station, Station Square, Coventry

taken 7 years ago, near to Coventry, Great Britain

Station, Station Square, Coventry
Station, Station Square, Coventry
Writing in 1966, Pevsner described Coventry's as "one of the best recent stations in England". It is all clean and spacious, like a Miesian glass box (containing the booking hall SP3378 : Booking hall and concourse, Coventry railway station) with an oversailing roof. The listing comments that it is "outstanding architecturally, particularly for its spatial qualities and detailing". Built 1959-62 to the designs of W.R. Headley, Architect for the British Railways Midland Region. Grade II listed.
Nice to see the iconic BR sign still in situ.
"The concept was simple - to enable the passengers [not customers] to see the train as soon as they came into the councourse, and to see the bridges to the far platforms. Similarly, passengers arriving should be able to see the way out at a glance" (Derrick Shorten, job architect).
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Date Taken
Monday, 22 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 6 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3318 7824 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.0704N 1:30.8250W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3315 7828
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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1950s-1970s Architecture  Listed Building 

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