Kirby House, Coventry

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Kirby House
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Kirby House is currently owned by the Citizens Advice Bureau.
General information
Architectural style Georgian
Address 16 Little Park Street
Town or city Coventry
Country England
Coordinates 52°24′22″N 1°30′32″W / 52.40615°N 1.50880°W / 52.40615; -1.50880Coordinates: 52°24′22″N 1°30′32″W / 52.40615°N 1.50880°W / 52.40615; -1.50880
Completed c. 1735
Renovated 1981-2
Owner Coventry Citizens Advice Bureau

16 Little Park Street (also known as Kirby House) is a Georgian townhouse (Grade II* listed)[1] in central Coventry, West Midlands, England. It is one of two remaining Georgian buildings on the street and three in the city centre (the other two being 7 Little Park Street and 11 Priory Row). The name Kirby House comes from Thomas Hulston Kirby who bought it in 1874.[2]


7 Little Park Street was built around the same time.

The front of the house dates back to around 1735, but the façade may have been taken from an earlier building.[3]

The building received slight damage during the Coventry Blitz.[4] The interior was completely restored from 1980-1982.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Kirby House and Forecourt Railings, Coventry". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "High Street Conservation Area". Coventry Walks. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Georgian Splendour Of Kirby House Saved". Coventry and Warwickshire News. 25 August 2000. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Orland, Rob. "What did Coventry lose?". Historic Coventry. Retrieved 28 September 2012.