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Useful links for historic or family research

View the full list of Historic Coventry Links.

Historic information (General):

Historic inflation calculator  Work out the real value of those old items or wages in today's money.

The British Newspaper Archive  Millions of digitised newspaper pages, from Findmypast and the British Library. (Subscription required.)

The National Archives  Records from The National Archives and over 2,500 archives across the UK.

Historic information (Coventry specific):

Coventry Council planning applications  Find the most recent applications for changes to our city.

Coventry Collections  Catalogue for the Archives, Transport Museum and the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum.

Monumental Inscriptions in the Parish Church of S. Michael  From the British Library collection.

Image collections:

Coventry Digital  Coventry's primary image source, including the original archive collection.

Coventry Atlas  Mapping Coventry over time - people, places and events.

Britain From Above  Archive of over a million aerial photos, including many of Coventry.

Historic England  Many of Coventry's most important historic places are listed.

Mirrorpix  Huge database of high quality archived photographs.


Old Coventry Maps on the Forum  Coventry maps from 1888 to 1954.

Goad Fire Insurance Maps on Wikimedia Commons  Extremely highly detailed fire insurance plans of Coventry from 1897.

National Library of Scotland Maps  Allows overlays or side-by-side views of old & modern maps.

Maps of Coventry and its Environs  OS maps of Coventry's suburbs 1884-1889 from the British History Online website.


Weekday calculator  Enter a date and find out what day of the week it fell on.

View the full list of Historic Coventry Links.

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