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Annewiggy
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16 of 22  Sun 9th Jan 2022 6:58pm  
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Looking at this, Helen, I think it is a case of “nobody knows”. This from British History online gives both points of view and explains why it is marked on the Ordnance Survey as being on the corner of Sandy Lane!
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Helen F
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17 of 22  Sun 9th Jan 2022 7:45pm  
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Anne, the Bradford Map has it at the junction of the Radford Road and St Nicholas Street.
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Annewiggy
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18 of 22  Mon 10th Jan 2022 1:13pm  
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Hi Helen, it is all very confusing. I have come across several references but of course we don't know where they get their facts from so it could be all wrong. In 1870 in Poole's History of Coventry he says after the new vicar in 1837 it was drawn out and applied towards the erection of the commodious vicarage house situated upon the Radford Road (a lot of the buildings in St Nicholas Street are referred to as Radford Road) on the site of the ancient churchyard. British History Online, The outlying parts, says in the 15th century the boundary of Radford in the south crossed Sandy Lane and St Nicholas Street immediately north of St Nicholas Church and ran across the Radford Road and hence to Hill Meadow. In the piece in my last post, it says St Nicholas Street was said to have run from the corner of Dog Lane by Bishop Gate to the further wall of the graveyard of St Nicholas Church and to the little lane leading from St Nicholas Street to Radford Road. There are only two lanes, Light Lane and Dark Lane. I would think that this would mean Dark Lane as it is past where I think the church was (it is a dark lane, I used to go that way to work a lot in the 60's, it was still a road, it was just about wide enough for one small car. I am sure there was a footpath and double yellows on it). The problem is Bradford's map, I can't work out where he has marked it, it is a pity that you can't see the rest of the street. He does have it very close to Barrs Hill which I would have thought was a bit further away. Another thought, would they just build over the graves? The site I am looking at is a building site at the moment, would they have to do any archaeology there before they build? It would be good if they did to either prove or disprove it. If it was further down, what would they be under there? I was also fascinated with the reservoir which is shown on one of the maps on Coventry Collection. This would be the between St Nicholas Street and Radford Road where some of the big houses were, including Rose Hill. What happened to that? It could not have been very deep to have been filled in there. I was also interested, when I was looking at J & J Cash for the picture I have posted on there, that he bought Rose Hill from Charles Bray and was living there in 1861 and 71. I would not have thought, staring out of my window on the 1st floor of the EMEB building, that there could be so much of interest in that little area, but I doubt we will ever find the definite answer.
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Helen F
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19 of 22  Mon 10th Jan 2022 2:25pm  
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On the 1850 map it looks like St Nicholas Street doesn't go beyond the parish boundary - running on the north side of the vicarage garden and the smaller of the two linking lanes - Dark Lane. The vicarage is looking increasingly plausible. Do we even know when the church was demolished?
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Midland Red
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20 of 22  Mon 10th Jan 2022 3:20pm  
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On 9th Jan 2022 5:27pm, Helen F said: The Bradford Map 1749 puts the churchyard for St Nicholas at the junction of St Nicholas Street and the Radford Road. It shows most of the areas bounded by hedges not walls. It doesn't go far enough north to show either the vicarage or a church. There is a building directly on St Nicholas Street in the location where St Nicholas Place is on later maps. The vicarage is called Trinity Vicarage.
I remembered that Canon Clitheroe, Vicar of Holy Trinity, lived there prior to it moving to Davenport Road. Looking at the 1939 Register, the Clitheroe family are at The Vicarage, St Nicholas Street. It is listed between 53 and 63 St Nicholas Street - the latter became Sunnyside Nursing Home, mentioned earlier in the thread, on the (northern) corner of Light Lane.
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Annewiggy
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21 of 22  Mon 10th Jan 2022 6:59pm  
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I haven't found out when it was demolished yet, Helen. Trouble is, most searches want to talk about the one on Radford Road that was bombed or the newer one which may have been demolished by now! I will keep looking.
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Annewiggy
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22 of 22  Mon 10th Jan 2022 8:19pm  
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I am even more confused now!! In 1911 Francis Norton Beaumont, vicar of Holy Trinity, is living at the vicarage at the top of St Nicholas Street by Sandy Lane. In 1939 Reverend Clitheroe is living between 53 and 63, that is down the bottom, probably where Helen showed us on the 1750 map. Help. Less confused now. The 13 bedroom Holy Trinity Vicarage on the corner of Sandy Lane and St Nicholas Street was sold in 1913. I believe it became a home for girls like St Faiths Reverend Clitheroe and his family were bombed out during the war. Edited by member, 11th Jan 2022 8:24 am
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