SP3279 : 9 -14 Spon Street, 1971

taken 50 years ago, near to Coventry, Great Britain

9 -14 Spon Street, 1971
9 -14 Spon Street, 1971
The building under reconstruction, no.9, formerly 7, Much Park Street dates from the late 15th/early 16th century and was reconstructed here during March 1971 to June 1972, on the site of the old Plough Inn.

The buildings to the right are all on their original sites. No.10, Goddards paper shop has elements from the 15th and 17th centuries. Nos. 11-12 adjoining, were originally one property, dating to the mid 14th century but incomplete. To right of the alley, no. 13 is the one unlisted building and is probably late 19th century. To its right can be seen part of 14 & 15, Tudor House which is possibly mid to late 15th century and was formerly the Recruiting Sergeant public house.

All but no. 13 are grade II listed.

Reference: "Spon Street Townscape Scheme" - a guide by Coventry City Development Directorate 1993
Spon Street Townscape Scheme

The Spon Street townscape scheme of the 1960s and 1970s involved moving medieval buildings from other sites in the city centre to join those in situ at Spon Street. It was not altogether a success as Spon Street had already been cut in half by the ring road and a multi-storey block of flats at one end detracted from the medieval appearance. Since the 1970s, the addition of an entertainment complex on the site of the Rudge/GEC factory led to food outlets dominating the street, with little life to it during the day.

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Date Taken
1971   (more nearby)
Thursday, 18 April, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Period (from Tags)
14th Century  15th Century  17th Century  19th Century  16th Century 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 329 790 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.4972N 1:31.0055W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 329 790
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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