St. Mary's Guildhall, Coventry

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  • Came here with my wife and daughter for a bit of a look about. Really impressive place for what it is and a bit of a hidden gem in the heart of Coventry.  more »
  • Next to the old Cathedral it is free to enter and it is an overlooked gem. As you are literally next toit when you re at the Cathedral why would you not take a look.  more »
  • free admission, only small but very interesting to see what went on in that period staff very pleasant nice historic place  more »
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  • Built 1340-1460 restored 1824 thought to include parts of a 12 century castle in the south wall. Originally the guild hall and chambers for the merchants guild of St Mary and Holy Trinity founded 1340 and 1364. Became the first seat of local government in the town. Mayor J. Ward elected 1346 started an unbroken series to the present day. The building is scheduled as an ancient monument. ____________________________________________________ § | Location Upon my way home from the campus buildings of Coventry University, I deliberately take the more scenic route [Bayley Lane] - and pass the front of this building. Its location is perfect, tucked away, yet right at the heart of Coventry (adjacent to Coventry Cathedral / near Coventry City Council [house] / close to Herbert Art Gallery & Museum / in walking distance of TheHub, Coventry University). § | Front The wooden sign hanging from the metal frame adds character; the red / white brickwork is truly gorgeous: with the intrigue detail of the stained glass windows; barred windows forming an archway; large wooden door as the entrance / exit which is like the: gateway that Gandalf was protecting in Minas Tirith [Battle of the Pelennor Fields]. The oddly shaped buildings nearby, additionally adds character. ※ | Doorway > Lamps Those lights in those black framed cages have a very romantic essence about them. I love the images I took of them: I added a B&W filter + Gaussian noise ― the result is beautiful. You use a B&W filter to take the colour away, as colour can distract the user from the subject. The Gaussian noise adds texture - like that of an old film. The result is a classic / timeless look. B&W filter; inspired by: Casablanca Gaussian noise; inspired by: When Harry Met Sally... § | Courtyard Those arches look like portcullises. Those timber framing with close studding and jettying is nice. With that unusual / strange sculpture; the wooden bench; greenery in pots - it makes for a worthwhile visit. ____________________________________________________ I'm infinitely privileged to experience this building.
  • A place full of history. A good place to visit if it's open
  • Beautiful historic Guildhall in Coventry city centre.. Amazing piece of history..Worth a visit...
  • Amazing easy way to plunge in a different era. Perfectly preserved and what's best is that's free!
  • Great place for non religious weddings that still want to retain a churchy feel

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A stay among the Gothic and Victorian architecture of the city center is within walking distance of the main attractions. Consider a rental room or B&B on the medieval Spon Street or near the canal. Both locations are scenic and conveniently located near the city center. Full of local eateries and shops, the Earlsdon area offers less expensive apartment rentals.
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