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TonyS
Coventry
1 of 25  Wed 26th Sep 2012 5:49pm  

Whereabouts was St. John's Street?
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Foxcote
Warwick
2 of 25  Wed 26th Sep 2012 7:21pm  

It joined Little Park Street to Much Park Street.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
3 of 25  Wed 9th Dec 2020 2:01pm  

More old newspaper clippings gold! Did Coventry really have the smallest house in Britain? Yes, it was sandwiched between two Victorian terraces in St John's Street - No.12. It was lived in by Joseph and Annie Jacobs. The building was only 4ft 9" wide, but at pavement level where it was faced with sandstone blocks, it was much narrower because of the passageway which led through to a court. There was a tiny living room downstairs and one bedroom. It was opposite Burdett the baker (which became Gladdings) and the Cottage Inn. It appears to have been built as a fill-in between the terraces. It's been mentioned on this thread before but going back some time now and Foxcote's old links/images seem to have disappeared. Pictured here being demolished in 1951.
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Helen F
Warrington
4 of 25  Wed 9th Dec 2020 2:39pm  

There was a lot of stone in St John's Street buildings. I can't decide if it was robbed out wall or if the area was very old and built with stone to begin with. Probably the former. That street and the south end of Much Park Street had several trackways that connected to the towers in the southern wall. I imagine that they always had to be kept open so that the towers could be manned but once the wall was decommissioned they built courts based around these entries. This 'house' was at the junction of a likely track.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
5 of 25  Thu 22nd Jul 2021 3:44pm  

More Coventry Archive gems unearthing! I think they have this one wrongly labelled and it's St John Street with the old Cottage Inn on the left about to go.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
6 of 25  Fri 23rd Jul 2021 4:35am  

On 20th Oct 2018 4:08pm, NeilsYard said: Well done, Helen - I've no idea how you did it but well done! Shall I add the comments with locations on FB? I'll credit you with the discoveries!
We are very proud of you Helen. Thumbs up
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
7 of 25  Fri 23rd Jul 2021 9:37am  

On 22nd Jul 2021 3:44pm, NeilsYard said: More Coventry Archive gems unearthing! I think they have this one wrongly labelled and it's St John Street with the old Cottage Inn on the left about to go.
The photos on this pub page seem to agree with you Neil, well spotted!
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Midland Red

8 of 25  Fri 23rd Jul 2021 10:00am  

I took this photo of the Telephone Exchange, Little Park Street, on 9 Mar 2017, from St John's Street Thumbs up
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Helen F
Warrington
9 of 25  Fri 23rd Jul 2021 10:37am  

Good spot Neil. I thought I'd let stuff at the Herbert cool down before I tried to correct some of the picture labelling mistakes. The very confusing thing about St John's Street is that it was in a different place to the current one (good pic MR). Not to mention that it was Dead Lane originally. All the renaming must play havoc with trying to connect records with locations. Add to that the pubs shunting about and things get thoroughly muddled. Thanks Dreamtime Big grin I love jigsaws and Coventry is a really good one.
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fredluckett
coventry
10 of 25  Sat 10th Dec 2022 11:13am  

Does anyone know of a Saint Johns Street in Coventry. Obviously I know of the church of St John, but was there ever a street of that name (before the modern one that is).
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Helen F
Warrington
11 of 25  Sat 10th Dec 2022 11:20am  

Just south of the modern one - used to be Dead Lane. A favourite picture of mine with the Cottage PH right of centre.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
12 of 25  Mon 20th Mar 2023 2:15pm  

As per my post#3 and thanks to my friend Tony McSweeney on FB - another shot from a newspaper clipping of No.12 - aka the smallest house Thumbs up Looking at the map Helen shared above interesting to see in to the entrance to what I think was Court No.6? That must've been some old City Wall stone surely..........
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Helen F
Warrington
13 of 25  Mon 20th Mar 2023 7:10pm  

Nice one but it wasn't court 6. On the 1887 map it was the passage directly down from the H of JOHN, on the south side of the street. Very probably bits of the wall. Several of the passages and lower walls all along St John's, north and south, including the hospital at the west end were made up of stones rather than brick infill. The passage may have originally been wider.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
14 of 25  Tue 21st Mar 2023 9:45am  

Ahhh thanks Helen. For some reason I had it in my head that it was North Side to the west of The Cottage. No idea where that came from?! Big grin
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Helen F
Warrington
15 of 25  Tue 21st Mar 2023 12:52pm  

I cheat. Many of the Troughton sketches look along streets, which give an idea which sides things were on and in which order. Thumbs up
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