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CHEYLESMORE MANOR HOUSE


               
Photo 1. The old Grammar School, Corporation Street. Strikingly ancient against the modern architecture of the office buildings. A pity this old building is so neglected. But the area was a lot cleaner I was glad to see on this visit.

Photo 2. The lovely flowers enhancing Holy Trinity. The scaffolding has now been removed on the spire.


THE CHEYLESMORE MANOR HOUSE


This is all that remains of the old Cheylesmore Manor House today, the restored gatehouse. The building has been used for several years now as the Coventry Register Office where marriages are conducted.





This is the front approach. Through the gateway many brides have walked to their waiting husbands to be.

The history of the manor house is rich and varied. At one time it was sold to pay for a crusading expedition to the Holy Land.

Later the Manorial rights were acquired by Queen Isabella and her grandson, the Black Prince, took up hunting there.

According to one book on the subject 'Tradition has it that Henry V, hero of Azincort, was a later patron'




Through the gate entrance, into the rear courtyard and the entrance to the Registry Office.
















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