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Helen F
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16 of 33  Sun 13th Nov 2016 12:29pm  
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Thanks Heathite. Number 15 in 1874 works for me because the numbering I was working to was from about 1897. The earlier census putting the Dalmans at number 17 might mean they moved or just the street numbering changed. Or maybe the shop was at 15 and they lived a few doors down. I'm trying to identify where the barber's pole was that I can see in one of Dr Troughton's drawings of Earl Street. The Cross Keys pub was at number 16 and I don't think I can see any part of that in the picture. Thanks Big grin
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mcsporran
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17 of 33  Sun 13th Nov 2016 3:45pm  
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The 1850 Directory of Warwickshire on Google books includes Coventry starting at page 542. They also have the 1830 Directory, Coventry starts on page 765. Edited by member, 13th Nov 2016 3:49 pm
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Helen F
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18 of 33  Sun 13th Nov 2016 8:10pm  
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That's handy mcsporran. Now should I try and digitise it.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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19 of 33  Tue 22nd Nov 2016 9:11pm  
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This is an interesting shot of High Street - taken from Little Park Street before the Council House was built (so I reckon about 1912'ish). I love that lamp-post! You can still see those shop fronts in Rob's photo here (taken from High Street) - about to disappear!
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dutchman
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20 of 33  Tue 22nd Nov 2016 10:10pm  
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I think you mean Earl Street? Smile Post moved from topic High Street on 23rd Nov 2016 8:09 am
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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21 of 33  Tue 22nd Nov 2016 10:14pm  
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Ah yes Dutchman - I'm forgetting where one ends and the other starts! Post moved from topic High Street on 23rd Nov 2016 8:10 am
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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22 of 33  Thu 24th Nov 2016 8:19pm  
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By sheer coincidence - I think these are those very same shop fronts I posted above!! Thumbs up Edited by member, 10th Jun 2018 3:24 am
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NeilsYard
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23 of 33  Thu 19th Jan 2017 8:37pm  
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Helen - I'm sure you have mentioned this before but any idea why that gap besides those shop fronts on Earl St before the Council House went up? I'm looking at a 1900 or so map and there's still nothing along that area.
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Helen F
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24 of 33  Thu 19th Jan 2017 9:52pm  
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It seemed to take a long time from the demolition of the first buildings until they started the Council House. So much time, that in one painting there was even a lawned area between St Mary's Hall and Earl Street in 1908. They were all there in 1850. By 1889 numbers 14-18 which looked like they were all half timbered 2 storey buildings had gone but the court no2 behind 14 survived and that was mostly half timbered too. J Simpsons owned 5-13. All three storey and mostly brick but of varying ages. At least one of those number 4/5 was still there when they started the clearance for building. You can see the back of it in a photo taken from St Michael's steeple. Court 2 seemed to be demolished at the same time and can be seen still standing in photos showing Earl Street with Maycock's on the left. The last group owned by Maycock's was still there as they were building the Council House. I think I heard somewhere that they didn't want to sell. I'm guessing it took a long time to gain possession of all the plots. The easiest to persuade were those in older 2 storey buildings.
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NeilsYard
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25 of 33  Thu 19th Jan 2017 11:26pm  
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This is what I was looking at - I think that's about 1900, and not a lot there at that time!
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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26 of 33  Sat 27th Jan 2018 12:04pm  
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An interesting view from Earl Street before the Council House was built, from Levi Fox's Coventry's Heritage
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coventry49
Devon
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27 of 33  Sat 27th Jan 2018 9:15pm  
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In the map above Anne's picture, is that Old Palace Yard opposite the Police Station and near the letters 'RE' in the word Street?

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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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28 of 33  Sat 27th Jan 2018 9:42pm  
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Almost certainly, yes! Thumbs up
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coventry49
Devon
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29 of 33  Sun 28th Jan 2018 2:13pm  
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Thanks Rob - I thought it must be!
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NeilsYard
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30 of 33  Mon 12th Mar 2018 2:04pm  
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Helen - I've found this one in one of my books. Need to establish the date but obviously pre-Council House and those shops are still there so pre 1910ish?
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