Coventry Cathedral, Priory Street, Coventry, West Midlands

Coventry Cathedral, Priory Street, Coventry, West Midlands
Photograph taken 08 Jun 1956 © Historic England Archive. John Laing Collection ref: JLP01/01/025/03

View of the construction of Coventry Cathedral showing the east side stone work being fixed with the aid of small gantries on the nave slab and a Coles 22 crane. The old cathedral was bombed during an air raid on 14 November 1940. After the architect Sir Basil Spence won a competition to design a new cathedral work began on it in 1955. The photograph comes from the John Laing Company Archive.