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Redevelopment of Coventry - housing, c1940-1944

Identifier: PJM/CCC/A/2

Scope and Contents

Redevelopment of Coventry - housing subseries consists of:

  1. material relating to the opening of the Canley Estate houses, 18 December 1941
  2. photographs of the Canley Estate,c1941
  3. press clippings and journal articles concerning Coventry's housing developments, 1940-1944
  4. plans for housing, a nursery and a panoramic view, c1940


  • Creation: c1940-1944


Language of Materials

This material is in English

Physical Description

3 filesand2 plan files

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Biographical / Historical

Coventry City Architect's Department, under the direction of Sir Donald Evelyn Edward Gibson, undertook experimental public housing schemes during the early 1940s. These included the use of pre-fabricated housing and new construction techniques. As an employee of the department from 1938-1941, Percy Johnson-Marshall was involved in the design of these schemes. He collected photographs and plans of the Canley Estate along with press-clippings, journal articles and the commemorative programme produced for the Estate's official opening.


From the Sub-Fonds: 0.3 metres