"County Hall" Bayley Lane Tip by Myfanwe

Bayley Lane, Coventry: 3 reviews and 3 photos

  Coventry County Hall
by Myfanwe
 
 

Coventry was once a County in its own right. The Boundary act of 1847 removed this status from Coventry but the old County Hall retained it's name. The County Hall was built in 1783-4 and was designed by the architect Samuel Eglington. It was used for County Court and quarter sessions and is the only remaining 18th Century building of architectural distinction in Coventry. At one time it also housed the Prison governer of the adjoining jail which stood next door in Trinity Lane. The last public execution to take place in Coventry was in the street outside the County Hall (Cuckoo Lane) in 1849.

Address: Bayley lane, Coventry

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  • Updated May 19, 2010
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