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119-123 Upper Spon Street, Coventry

119-123 Upper Spon Street, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 3BQ View on map

Late medieval (15th century) terrace of houses, known as Black Swan Terrance, with 16th to 20th century alterations. One of few timber framed structures in Coventry to survive in situ. Listed Grade II*. Restored by the Spon End Building Preservation Trust. No.122 has been restored as a Medieval weavers cottage, furnished with appropriate artefacts and loom on upper floor. Garden at rear restored with plants typical of Tudor period (1540). Activity centre in adjacent building (No. 121) with information and displays.


Opening Arrangements

Saturdays - 8th April, 13th May, 10th June, 8th July (special 10th Anniversary Day) & 12th August; 11am-4pm. Also for the Heritage Open Weekend in September, 10am-4pm.


Junction 7 from Coventry ring road (in direction of Tile Hill), turn right at 2nd set of traffic lights, then first left. Spon Street runs parallel to The Butts. Rail: Coventry (1mile). Bus: City Centre nos 6, 6a, 10 and 18 plus 900 from Birmingham.

Parking Spaces


Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes