Cathedral Church of St Michael, Coventry, West Midlands

Cathedral Church of St Michael, Coventry, West Midlands
Photograph taken 28 March 1959 © Historic England Archive (Aerofilms Collection) ref: aerofilms/a74516

Basil Spence won the design competition for the new Cathedral in Coventry. The Queen laid the foundation stone on 23 March 1956 and in this view taken almost exactly three years later, work has progressed close to roof level.

Location

West Midlands Coventry

Period

1950s (1950 - 1959)

Tags

aerial view reconstruction world war two bomb cathedral rebuild spire memorial urban landscape town site damage 1950s (1950 - 1959)