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Pictures of Coventry Cathedral

a Cathedral in the town of Coventry, in the county of West Midlands

About Coventry Cathedral

The stunning modern cathedral designed by Sir Basil Spence replaces Coventry's cathedral of the 14th and 15th-centuries. The original cathedral was the parish church of St. Michael until 1918, it was a magnificent example of Gothic Church architecture of which following the bombing of 1940 very little remains save for fragments of walls and the ancient spire.

The new cathedral is joined to the relic of the old by a canopied porch, it was completed in 1962 and a massive west screen of clear glass enables visitors to see the old cathedral from inside the new - this, for many is a moving and evocative experience. The building is quite simple in design, with its main features being two free standing circular chapels, of Unity and Christ the Servant. There is a slender spire which was lowered by helicopter on to the roof.

One of the beauties of Coventry cathedral lies in Graham Sutherland's alter tapestry of "Christ in Glory" also of interest is the large group of St.Michael and the Devil by Epstein.

For visitors to Coventry the cathedral is a "must see" it offers the opportunity to experience fine 20th-century church architecture combined with a powerful vision of what the old cathedral must have looked like following its completion in the 15th-century.

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Marler's Chapel in Holy Trinity Church

Coventry (150 Pictures)

in the county of West Midlands

(0.3 miles, 0.5 km)

Coventry has been at the heart of industry for many decades and has a great industrial past...

Kenilworth Castle, Kenilworth, Warwickshire

Kenilworth (70 Pictures)

in the county of Warwickshire

(4.9 miles, 7.9 km, direction SW)

Kenilworth is a pleasant town located in the spacious Warwickshire countryside, it is a town with an 'air of gentility' that tells you that this is a prosperous place with a long, illustrious history...

The museum at Berkswell, Warwickshire

Berkswell (7 Pictures)

in the county of West Midlands

(5.3 miles, 8.5 km, direction W)

This must be one of England's loveliest villages, it is evocative of a life before urbanisation and modernity, it is that perfect idyll of much loved English country life where you can re-discover the peaceful tranquillity of yester-year...

Jephson Gardens (foreground) and All Saints Church (background), Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Royal Leamington Spa (37 Pictures)

in the county of Warwickshire

(8.4 miles, 13.6 km, direction S)

This town has a history stretching back to the Doomsday Book, but it was Queen Victoria who put the "Royal" into Leamington Spa when she bestowed the title in 1838...

Warwick

Warwick (261 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Warwickshire

(9.3 miles, 15.0 km, direction S)

Warwick offers its visitors the chance to explore England's fascinating history with fine medieval buildings and a truly magnificent castle...

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Coventry Transport Museum

Coventry Transport Museum (20 Pictures)

(0.3 miles, 0.5 km)

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Caludon Castle Remains

Caludon Castle (1 Pictures)

(2.7 miles, 4.3 km, direction E)

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Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth Castle (84 Pictures)

(5.4 miles, 8.7 km, direction SW)

This is all that remains of a castle that once heaped lavish entertainments on England's "Good Queen Bess" for here in the heart.....

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Lord Leycester Hospital (6 Pictures)

(8.6 miles, 13.9 km, direction S)

One of the most interesting building's of Warwick to survive the great fire in 1694 is the Lord Leycester Hospital. This historic.....

St John's House Museum, Warwick

St Johns House Museum (1 Pictures)

(9.2 miles, 14.8 km, direction S)

A charming 17th century mansion displaying folk life and costume, with period reconstructions of a Victorian parlour, kitchen and.....


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