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LesMac
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1 of 9  Mon 18th Mar 2013 11:29am  
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For thirty years I have lived within the sound of the traffic on the Fletchamstead Highway and have sometimes wondered.. The name to me can be split into two halves Fletch and Hampstead so does this imply that there was once a village thereabouts populated with fletchers busy making arrows. I like to think that there is a reason or logic to some names of our city streets. Likewise in the Tile Hill area there are several references in street names to the Knights Templars. What is the connection between the Templars and Tile Hill?...Les
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dutchman
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2 of 9  Mon 18th Mar 2013 11:58am  
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There's an explanation of the connection between the Templars and Fletchamstead here: Tile Hill Kid - Fletchamstead Hall
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LesMac
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3 of 9  Tue 19th Mar 2013 10:03am  
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Thanks for reply Mr Dutchman, interesting read.
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Midland Red
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4 of 9  Tue 19th Mar 2013 10:06am  
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It's the case that outsiders tend to call it "Fletch Hamstead" whilst real Coventrians know it as "Fletchumsted" Cheers
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NeilsYard
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5 of 9  Fri 13th Jan 2017 1:39am  
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Anyone know what happened to Fletchamstead Hall?
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pixrobin
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6 of 9  Fri 13th Jan 2017 5:07am  
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It was knocked down around 60 years ago NeilsYard. Originally it was replaced by a small factory, but now there are houses covering the site.
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matchle55
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7 of 9  Fri 13th Jan 2017 11:49am  
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Probably longer than that, in 1952 we moved into a new council house in Templar Ave and could get to the site by walking across the playing field behind the house. There were just a few large stones to show where the hall had once stood.
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NeilsYard
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8 of 9  Sat 14th Jan 2017 8:34am  
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Had it just fallen in to disrepair?
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matchle55
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9 of 9  Sat 14th Jan 2017 8:45am  
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Possibly Neil, but there was very little of it left.
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