he following set of pages provide a brief 'tour' of the historic buildings still standing in the centre of Coventry.
Compared to the beginning of the 20th century, few ancient buildings remain. It is commonly believed that most of the destruction was carried out by the Luftwaffe in 1940/41. However, more buildings (and indeed, whole streets) disappeared at the hands of Coventry's own Town Planners than by bombs and incendiaries in WWII. In the 1930s Butcher row and surrounding streets were razed to make way for Trinity Street. That alone deprived the city of dozens of Medieval and Tudor aged houses and shops, and for some, a whole way of life.
Fortunately, many noteworthy features survived, and with present day councils attempting to redesign the city with a more sympathetic hand, Coventry's future might be a little more attractive....
Mini-maps, like this one on the right, display an approximate location to aid finding the relevant building. Clicking on these will take you to a town map on which you can find the appropriate links back to your place on these pages.