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Coventry in West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
 

Cathedral Church of St Michael

 
 
Cathedral Church of St Michael Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 11, 2018
1. Cathedral Church of St Michael Marker
Inscription.
The Cathedral Church of St Michael
A house of worship, dedicated to the Archangel, St Michael, has stood on this site from the time of Henry I in the 12th Century. From its beginnings as a small Norman chapel, St Michael's progressively enlarged, benefiting from the attendant prosperity of Coventry's involvement with the thriving wool trade in the 13th century and culminating in the great rebuilding which began in 1373 under the patronage of the Botoners, a leading and influential merchant family of the day.

The Dissolution of the Cathedral Priory of St Mary in 1539 left Coventry without a cathedral until 1918 when the modern Bishopric of Coventry was constituted and St Michael's Church, one of the most beautiful perpendicular Gothic Churches in England, was elevated to cathedral status.

The night of 14 November 1940 witnessed the destruction of a building which had taken centuries to perfect, burnt out by incendiary bombs as a result of enemy action in the Second World War. Ironically, iron girders, introduced as strengthening to the roof tie-beams in the restoration of 1883-1890, twisted in the great heat of destruction and were instrumental in bringing down the masonry of the clerestories and arcades.
 
Location. 52° 24.483′ N,
Cathedral Church of St Michael Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 11, 2018
2. Cathedral Church of St Michael Marker
( small tablet above the marker )
Hallowed be
Thy Name in
Education
God be in my
mind and in
my growing
1° 30.439′ W. Marker is in Coventry, England, in West Midlands. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Bayley Lane and St Mary Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in the Coventry Cathedral Ruins. Marker is in this post office area: Coventry, England CV1 5RJ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Reconciliation (a few steps from this marker); Service of Remembrance (a few steps from this marker); Huyshe Wolcott Yeatman Biggs (a few steps from this marker); The Statue of Christ (a few steps from this marker); Sanctuary (a few steps from this marker); Ecce Homo (within shouting distance of this marker); The South Porch – Nave & Chancel – Apse (within shouting distance of this marker); Coventry Cathedral (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coventry.
 
Also see . . .
1. Coventry Cathedral. (Submitted on October 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Coventry Cathedral on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionWar, World II
 
The Ruins of the Cathedral Church of St Michael image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 11, 2018
3. The Ruins of the Cathedral Church of St Michael
The Ruins of the Cathedral Church of St Michael image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 11, 2018
4. The Ruins of the Cathedral Church of St Michael
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 23 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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