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1986 RELICS OF COVENTRY SW.

 Cheylesmore Manor house,now the       
 Register Office was the home of Queen 
 Isabella in 1250,then passed to the   
 Black Prince & his room is now the    
 marriage room.A monk's ghost is said  
 to haunt the waiting room.In the      
 surrounding park sandstone for the    
 buildings & walls of old Coventry was 
 quarried.Part of the area is now the  
 cemetery.Many streets in Cheylesmore  
 are named after notable citizens,some 
 of whom were religious martyrs burned 
 for heresy in the park.The 13th       
 century Whitefriars building & Grey-  
 friars Church spire are reminders of  
 the Carmelite & Franciscan friars     
 who lived in the city.Whitefriars     
 became the workhouse at the start of  
 the 19th. century.Land at Styvechale  
 was owned by the Gregory-Hood family  
 & part of St.James'Church which they  
 built, remain.                        
 

Map of the area

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