Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Coventry Pubs #8 - The Golden Cross

8 Hay Lane
One of the Oldest Pubs in Coventry

The architecture is described as
Tudor Style with jettied upper floors.
The building has been altered and extended since
it was built in 1583.

It is located in the oldest part of Coventry.
You can just see the pub on the left here in Hay Lane.  
The brick building was once a Crown Court
and Holy Trinity Church is beyond.

(Below) The Golden Cross is on right with
Coventry Cathedral ruins beyond and
former Crown Court to left.

There used to be another church (St Michael's Baptist Church) 
on the corner where you can see a white sign (above).  It was
destroyed in the blitz in 1940.

It is thought that in the 15th century this site was once occupied 
by Coventry's mint for a short while.

Participating in Our World Tuesday


Cloudia said...

Such historic while companionable surroundings

William Kendall said...

Very distinctively British architecture- those timber frame buildings would be rare here.

Jens Hamn said...

lovely place ! so british !
the streets are beautiful, you always made us discover beautiful places, very pleasant !

Fun60 said...

That's a beautiful old building, rich in history.

Jacob said...

Talk about history! We have nothing to compare it with. And the building looks almost brand-new, so it's been well-cared for and restored. I really enjoy your photos of Coventry!

Petrea Burchard said...

1583, and *one of* the oldest, not THE oldest? How wonderful to order a pint there and drink in the years.

Linda said...

The jettied construction is interesting. Wonder why the did that instead of just putting balconies there.

Stefan Jansson said...

Looks like a good place for a pint.

Karl Demetz said...

I like historical buildings, this is gorgeous !

Jane of Levant said...

Hello Pasa - lovely shots - the black and white buildings catch your eye - I live in Shropshire and of course we have Shrewsbury and Ludlow both with their charm - history and Tudor buildings - best wishes Jane

Tanya Breese said...

so beautiful and i love seeing all those flower boxes!

Sharon Anck said...

I love finding buildings like this one! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Halcyon said...

I love timbered buildings. It seems there's nary a corner in your town with a bad view!

RedPat said...

I'd try it out for sure!

cieldequimper said...

Super! I hope you'll take us inside some day!

Pondside said...

A beautiful old building, and the city is so fortunate that it was spared. I'd love to see the inside.