Coventry’s Council House is one of the most recognisable and historically important buildings in Coventry. This website offers a history of this grand municipal building. In particular, the website details key moments during the building of the Council House, and the controversy surrounding its construction. The disputes which arose regarding the decoration of the Council House during its construction are also highlighted. Moreover, the website places the building of Coventry’s Council House within the context of the growth of local government in Britain during the late 19th and early 20th century.
The creators of this website would like to thank the Herbert History Centre, Coventry History Centre, Coventry City Council, Coventry University and Dr. Andrew Smith for their assistance in our research for this website.
Below is a brief introductory video.
Colour photos taken by Daniel Fellows
Black and white images provided by the Coventry History Centre
Music available from the Free Music Archive: Aux puces nº2 – Carosello by Circus Marcus