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St Mary's Guildhall, Coventry: 4 reviews and 11 photos

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The view of the Guildhall from the outside is deceptive. At first sight, it could be dismissed as just another medieval building. The stature of the place is not immediately obvious and it would be easy to walk past the semi-concealed courtyard and not give a second glance.
However, as you enter the well preserved courtyard, you begin to sense a certain air of importance about this place.
A plaque mounted on the outside wall, gives you a breif history, It was built between 1340-1364 and fully restored in 1824 and parts of a 12 century castle are suposed to by in the south wall
It was originaly a guild hall for the merchants of st Marys and Holy Trinity 1340-1364
Mayor J Ward was elected here in 1346 and the Marorial line dates to the present day unbroken

Address: Bayley Ln, Coventry CV1 5RN
Website: http://www.stmarysguildhall.co.uk

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  • Written Nov 24, 2005
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