Coventry Rebuilt…

About Coventry Rebuilt

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Coventry Rebuilt aims to recreate Coventry’s history in a highly detailed computer model.

From the very early origins, the radical 1930s redevelopment, the second world war destruction and the post-war redevelopment.  

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App The Coventry Rebuilt Lite App was launched in January 2019. This is just the tip of the iceberg of what is possible. Future updates will expand upon the area to explore. Click here for more

Nameless Faces of Coventry's Past

When we pass away we leave the legacy of our life belongings behind. Including all the photos of family and friends. If no one living has a connection to these faces they often go adrift.

Here these ghosts will be given a home. All will have a clear connection to Coventry with no one in living memory who knows who they are. 


Completing the backstory to the physical structure to why / how & what happened and when will be added to the website. But most importantly about the snippets of people’s lives in-twinned in the building’s history.


A growing number of YouTube films have and will continue to be developed. Each will tell a different story, some will be an overview, others will concentrate on a street or significant building.

Each film will highlight another thread in Coventry’s history.

History of Coventry

Ancient Past

An ancient city with a unique history. The early origins of what would become Coventry can be traced back to 700 AD. During the Middle Ages, Coventry became one of the most important cities in England, mainly due to its booming cloth and textile industry. During the Reformation, the city lost its cathedral. Later the city played its part during the English Civil War – ‘Sent to Coventry’.

Industrial Power House

Famed for its watchmakers, industry took firm hold of the city. Watches became sewing machines, sewing machines became bicycles, bicycles became motorcycles and cars. Money flowed into the old, overcrowded city, many historic buildings were torn down for new developments.

Unfortunately, the industrial might of the city made it a prime target during the second world war. Huge swathes of the city were lost, what remained was mostly demolished to make way for a vision of the future. Over this relatively short period (1880 – 1960) 95%+ of the ancient city was ‘lost’.

Orange - Buildings that have gone since 1880. Black - Buildings that Remain (in full or part)
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