The interior of the Council House

The interior of the Council House has a fine curving staircase and a lofty Council Chamber on the first floor.

Near the Chamber lies another fine group of rooms, the Lord Mayor's Civic Suites, made up of the reception and hospitality suites and the Lady Mayoress's Parlour.

There are symbolic features in the plasterwork of the corridor ceilings, and there are stained glass windows next to the main staircase, which carry the crests and mottoes of the old Coventry craft guilds and companies. Those trades represented are the mercers, drapers, smiths, cappers, tailors and shearmen, butchers, girdlers, bakers, masons, weavers, dyers, whittawers, tanners, carpenters, saddlers and skinners.

The Council Chamber lobby has a fine display of original paintings of Coventry scenes in the early 20th century, by Herbert E. Cox.

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