Redevelopment of Coventry - housing

Scope and Content

Redevelopment of Coventry - housing subseries consists of:

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

Administrative / Biographical History

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.

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.



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