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1 of 49  Wed 19th Jun 2013 5:36pm  
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I used to believe the story of a guy called Cofa and his big tree at al. Recently I have heard of the Roman god "Coventre" or "Coventina" Perhaps a Celtic or Roman-British derivation. Apparently this was a water god/goddess associated with springs and wells. Coventry has several wells with springs, Jordan Swan's Catherine's (more?) Allied to this are the Roman remains in the city centre. Does this theory have any merit?
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2 of 49  Wed 19th Jun 2013 8:46pm  
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There are no Roman remains in Coventry city centre.
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3 of 49  Mon 1st Jul 2013 11:37pm  
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They are under Cathedral Lanes.
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4 of 49  Fri 19th Jul 2013 10:22am  
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"Coventry's name is thought to have originated from a Saxon called Cofa. This character marked his boundary with a tree and so the name Cofantreo emerged. Over time this spelling evolved into cofastree , Coventria, Coventrev, Covintry and eventually Coventry." Source : The Ancient City of Coventry
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5 of 49  Fri 19th Jul 2013 4:06pm  
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So is Daventry named after a Saxon tree planter called Dafa? Roll eyes
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6 of 49  Fri 19th Jul 2013 4:40pm  
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Don't be silly, his name was Dave Roll eyes
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8 of 49  Fri 19th Jul 2013 9:36pm  
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On 1st Jul 2013 11:37pm, WsG said: They are under Cathedral Lanes.
I have never read about them. Please post a reference to the finds.
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morgana
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9 of 49  Sat 20th Jul 2013 10:53am  
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I find the replies on this link to "Lady Godiva and the Old Religion" very interesting about the parts of history we have lost here, also the Lord Mayor paragraph. There used to be a very important sacred site, probably a shrine to the Goddess, near the bottom of Cox Street, or possibly near the Swanswell. Until at least 1862, the Mayor of Coventry was inducted into his office at a ceremony at the site at the bottom of Cox Street. All evidence of this site seems to have disappeared within the past 150 years
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10 of 49  Mon 22nd Jul 2013 3:33am  
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It's well documented that there was once a pagan shrine in the form of a well in what is now Pool Meadow, formerly "Mill Pool", (Cox Street being formerly "Mill Lane"). I strongly suspect it was also the site of St Osburga's convent as early Christians had a habit of erecting their own buildings on former pagan sites of worship. (St John's church is another example).
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11 of 49  Mon 22nd Jul 2013 12:25pm  
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There's reference to a well in Cox Street on this list of Old Warwickshire Wells
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12 of 49  Thu 25th Jul 2013 2:03am  
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There was a 'healing well' in Radford that was allegedly dedicated to Coventia by the Romans. There is still a well in Allesley, and if you look at an old map of Coventry, Penny Park Lane in Keresly runs across 7 springs hill. I however prefer the idea the the name derives from coentree - the place of death. Certainly people have been sent for execution here many times over the years.
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13 of 49  Thu 25th Jul 2013 9:26pm  
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In a magazine from the 18th century someone comes up with a theory that Foleshill Road was a Roman road linking known Roman areas (Camp Hill/Mancetter). In fact, if you look at known Roman roads in the area, Coventry sits in the middle of triangle of major roads with a road coming off one to go past Baginton. I vaguely remember reading about something found in Walsgrave as well. Unfortunately, there seems to be virtually no evidence of any Roman settlement in what became the city centre - as the area did have a Roman presence, there's no surprise that stuff is found in the area. There was also something at Meriden.
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14 of 49  Tue 13th May 2014 8:50pm  
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I thought of known wells no longer used around Coventry, can anyone add any. I know of three. 1. St Catherines Well, Coundon. 2. Rear of a house on the Longford Road 3. St Paul's Church, Foleshill Road.
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Annewiggy
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15 of 49  Tue 13th May 2014 8:57pm  
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I don't know if it would count and if anyone knows where it was but what about Jordan Well, Morgana.
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