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On 19th Aug 2014 3:32pm, tiktok said:The courts became a feature of Coventry in the 19th century. As the population expanded the city was unable to expand outwards and so a lot of infilling took place. Basically the courtyards and gardens behind the original rows of houses were filled in with multiiple occupancy "courts" and small factories/workshops. You can find some useful information on the Spon End thread. Try typing courts into the search box top left.
On 18th Aug 2014 9:23pm, dutchman said: William Henry's address would have been on the corner at 62 Spon End and 4 Hearsall Cottages. The cottages were replaced by a parade of shops in the 1950s. The three-storey Court House in Spon Street was replaced only recently with a modern two-storey outhouse which bears no resemblance to the original.I assume the courthouse wasn't a court. It looks too big for a single family so I guess they rented a room or 2.
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