‘New’ old historical Coventry map published

Published Wednesday, 17 November 2021

A map showing Coventry’s main medieval buildings and other historical sites has been published to coincide with the year as UK City of Culture.

Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress standing in front of a large screen showing the new map, with members of the Historic Towns Trust and Medieval Coventry

The map has been produced by the Historic Towns Trust and charity Medieval Coventry and shows how the city looked just before the First World War when the city was rapidly changing from a town with a medieval streetscape to a modern, industrial city.

The Lord Mayor, who attended the launch in Holy Trinity Church, said:

“Thank you to the Historic Towns Trust, to the Medieval Coventry Charity, and to everyone involved in creating the map.

“As UK City of Culture, Coventry is not only celebrating its past, it is working so hard to make our buildings and our heritage part of our everyday life and to protect them for the generations to come.

This map will help that vital work, and I know it will be loved by visitors and residents alike.”

A number of industrial premises in the city centre are shown on the map, next to medieval alleyways and passages. The digitised map is based on large-scale Ordnance Survey maps of about 1912–1914 and shows where the city's main medieval buildings were including its castle, the Greyfriars and Whitefriars Monasteries, St Mary's Cathedral and Abbey and the Coventry Mint.

The map can be purchased from bookshops and other outlets in the city.  RRP £9.99 . ISBN 978-0-9934698-6-2

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