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Helen F
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151 of 158  Tue 10th Nov 2020 5:22pm  
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On 10th Nov 2020 4:54pm, NeilsYard said:
The roofless building below the camera was the north range of Bell Court and was part of the Midland Brewery. It's the building with crosses on in the pub photo. I'm not sure where Hammerton's started and stopped. If it was the roof to the right with the skylights, potentially it fills in Bell Court and stands over the Green Dragon plot. It's the wrong time direction for me to have looked into. However the front range is often described as Hammerton's and was moved to Spon Street minus the gabled section. The photo is looking east.
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Helen F
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152 of 158  Tue 10th Nov 2020 5:48pm  
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On 10th Nov 2020 4:54pm, NeilsYard said:
Over the other side of the two huts/sheds to the left is the Green Dragon Court.
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NeilsYard
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153 of 158  Sat 5th Dec 2020 4:12pm  
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I've recently been passed a great collection of old photos and papers by a lady named Angela Bolton via FB - there are some new crackers turning up. This is the rear of the old Phillips & Marriott Brewery in its last days. It says its taken in 1971 but I was under the impression it had gone by the late 60's? States the property on the right dated from 1720 (wouldn't this have been the rear of the Hammerton's building, Helen?). That was known as Ashleigh House apparently and says that Mr Phillips from the Brewery lived in it? Great rare shot anyway. 'Auto Repairs' can be seen using an old section of the brewery as their garage. Edited by member, 5th Dec 2020 4:12 pm
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Helen F
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154 of 158  Sat 5th Dec 2020 4:38pm  
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A great photo Neil but it's actually a view from the front. The building on the right was relatively new, which is why it survived the war, I'm guessing. The destroyed buildings fronting the left side were older, although they had been re-fronted. If my guess is correct, it was originally Mr Wright's house. A grand Georgian town house, built in the 1720s by one of the Smiths of Warwick - a very well respected firm headed by Frances Smith. He was renown for building on time, to budget, although his work wasn't considered trend setting. I want to get hold of a book about him and his descendants to see if it is one of his designs - like Kirby House. The roadway on the right was partly over the original coach way to the rear (true no matter who built the house) and the buildings on the right are over the front garden plus houses to the north of it.
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NeilsYard
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155 of 158  Sat 5th Dec 2020 4:43pm  
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I did wonder how the cars got into there, Helen?! Big grin So does the photographer have his back to the MPS road? Edited by member, 5th Dec 2020 4:43 pm
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Helen F
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156 of 158  Sat 5th Dec 2020 4:46pm  
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That's it. There's another photo from further back, that you posted in May 2018. Thumbs up
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OddSock
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157 of 158  Sun 6th Dec 2020 8:24am  
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Maybe of interest... There's an image on Britain From Above here, in which this distinctive building can be seen from above - it features in the top, left-hand quarter.
OddSock: Particularly interested in the family surnames Cowley, Shale, & Pratt in Coventry!

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NeilsYard
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158 of 158  Sun 6th Dec 2020 9:19am  
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Thanks Helen. I didn't link it to that one initially thinking it was the rear but can completely see it now Thumbs up
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