Council House, Coventry

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Council House, Coventry
The Council House
Council House, Coventry.jpg
Council House in its setting at Council House Square
General information
Architectural style Tudor
Address Earl Street
Town or city Coventry
Country United Kingdom
Coordinates 52°24′26″N 1°30′28″W / 52.4072°N 1.5079°W / 52.4072; -1.5079Coordinates: 52°24′26″N 1°30′28″W / 52.4072°N 1.5079°W / 52.4072; -1.5079
Construction started 1913
Completed 1917
Opened 11 June 1920 (1920-06-11)
Owner Coventry City Council
Technical details
Floor count 4
Design and construction
Architect Edward Garrett, HW Simister
Website
http://www.coventry.gov.uk/directory_record/66/the_council_house

The Council House, Coventry is a tudor-style (Grade II-listed)[1] council house which acts as the meeting place of Coventry City Council, built in the early 20th century to replace St Mary's Guildhall as the headquarters of the mayor and city corporation.[2]

History[edit]

The interior corridors have decorative plasterwork and leaded windows

The Council House was constructed 1913–1917,[3] under Edward Garrett and H W Simister of Birmingham.[4] It was opened on 11 June 1920 by King George VI (then Duke of York).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Council House, Coventry". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "St Mary's Guildhall". Culture24. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Coventry Council House". Visit Coventry and Warwickshire. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Council House Called Late To Politics". Coventry and Warwickshire News. 23 August 2000. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Orland, Rob. "Council House, Earl Street". Historic Coventry. Retrieved 1 October 2012.