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Osmiroid
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46 of 54  Fri 4th Sep 2015 2:07pm  
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Spicerstoke - supposedly a mini "quarter" of spice sellers.
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Roger Turner
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47 of 54  Fri 4th Sep 2015 4:29pm  
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That`s much the comment that entered my mind Osmiroid, I get the "Spicer" bit, but what does the "Stoke" mean? But it also raised a question in my own mind, there are a lot of names in Coventry that their origin to me are obscure. For instance where does the "Cheaping" in Cross Cheaping come from? Why is the Holyhead road so named (Pilgrims to the Irish Ferry?) Whose park in Much and Little Park Streets? Hales Street, I know there is a KHVIII house (Hales), which I think refers to John Hales, but why & when did he get a street named after him? etc.etc.etc. Has anybody ever made a study of this?

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Midland Red
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48 of 54  Fri 4th Sep 2015 5:11pm  
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On 4th Sep 2015 4:29pm, Roger Turner said: Hales Street, I know there is a KHVIII house (Hales), which I think refers to John Hales, but why & when did he get a street named after him?
John Hales purchased the former monastery of the Whitefriars, converted part into a residence, Hales Place, and set up a free grammar school in what had been the choir. In 1545 he was granted licence to establish the free school as King Henry VIII School in the former St John's Hospital in Coventry.
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Helen F
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49 of 54  Fri 4th Sep 2015 5:11pm  
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Roger Turner. There are several books on Coventry road names Some examples I think that there's a more recent edition. Link to online list of streets This list isn't complete but it gives a few explanations. Hales Street wasn't created until part of the St John's School was demolished. Post the 1750 but pre 1850 Cross Cheaping was named after the Cross and I think the Cheaping was like other town's Cheapside. Cheap meant market. Broadgate was the location of the market at one time. Edited by member, 4th Sep 2015 5:15 pm
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Roger Turner
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50 of 54  Fri 4th Sep 2015 9:55pm  
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Thank you Helen and all others who helped me out with this one, I just spent a fascinating couple of hours going through the list and playing mental "Pick a name", strange I couldn`t find Eagle Street or Vecqueray street for instance. Also having emigrated from Dundee and noticed that "Lane" is given as "Lone" in some ancient cases, as is sometimes the Scottish custom
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dutchman
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51 of 54  Fri 4th Sep 2015 10:07pm  
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Vecqueray Street is a comparatively late addition, circa 1910. Bramble Street slightly predates it.
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dreng21
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52 of 54  Wed 2nd Nov 2016 3:59am  
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Henrietta Street was built by or for Thomas Smith of Smiths Stampings which was at the end of Smith Street on the canal, Henrietta was his wife. The stamping works was by the canal to enable the forgings to be transported to the Black Country for heat treatment, production was mainly bicycle parts. There is in the local studies section, central library, a book on the history of Smith's Stampings, a good read. Post copied from topic Henrietta Street on 5th Sep 2017 7:04 pm
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Garlands Joke Shop
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53 of 54  Sun 13th Aug 2017 5:29pm  
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On 16th Sep 2013 7:56pm, Doddman said: From my wife: JARDINE CRESCENT: Jardine Crescent was called after my great Uncle Danny Jardine. He was the Scottish site agent who was in charge of the construction of the Tile Hill Housing Estate. My grandad (Hugh Easton) was also involved working alongside Uncle Danny. While I am not from Tile Hill myself (now reside in Canada). I spent many a good time at my grand parents in Aldrich Avenue. I do remember my grandparents and parents speaking about what transpired at Tile Hill and how Uncle Danny was loved by all and given the honour of having a street called after him. In the days of Tile Hill being constructed numerous men came over from Ireland to work and rebuild Coventry. The job was hard and long hours and Uncle Danny while being a task master treated everybody with the utmost fairness and respect and as such the guys would do anything for him. Uncle Danny knew that the wife and families were back in Ireland depending on the men's wages so he set it up that a portion of their wages was sent back to Ireland every payday to feed and take care of their families. A lot of the Irishmen were Catholic and Uncle Danny was a Protestant but when he died they paid for a shrine to be erected at the local Catholic Church in Tile Hill in Danny's name with the words : "TO OUR BELOVED PROTESTANT". I can remember visiting the shrine as a child and I believe that it was at Our Lady of Assumption Church but not sure. I wish I had a picture of it etc. Do you have any knowledge of this shrine? if it still exists. My mum remembers vaguely many years ago about being in the paper about moving it? Wondered if anyone could shine some light on this situation?
This post made by Doddman has just been quoted in today's Coventry Telegraph article about street names. Edited by member, 13th Aug 2017 5:30 pm
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Midland Red
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54 of 54  Sun 17th Sep 2017 11:10am  
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On 4th Aug 2012 6:16pm, dutchman said:
On 19th Jul 2012 3:20pm, PhilipInCoventry said: Hi all, Wave It is quite a while since the Coventry Evening Telegraph changed it's brand name to Coventry Telegraph, but you would not think so if you were waiting for a bus, outside of the Belgrade. Hey! Smile
I only just noticed the street sign on the building says "Upper Well Street". It's actually "Fretton Street"! Oh my "Upper Well Street" doesn't begin until the other side of Bond Street. The building that once stood on this side of the T-junction was originally "Fretton House" although it became "Loveitt House" after the war.
Fretton Street was named after William George Fretton, 19th century historian and antiquarian. Thanks to Robthu for suggesting that Fretton is worthy of inclusion on our list of "Famous Coventrians" Thumbs up
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