Binley, Coventry

Binley, Coventry

Binley is a suburb in the east of Coventry, England. Binley evolved from a small mining village on the outskirts of Coventry, to a large residential area composing private residences, and council-owned properties. The small coal pit was closed and filled in, and the Herald Way industrial estate now occupies the site. Pit cottages are still present along Willenhall Lane and St James Lane.

Binley is flanked by Willenhall to one side (separated by the Coventry to Euston railway line), Stoke Aldermoor to another side (separated by Allard Way road), and Binley Woods on a third side, which almost joins Binley since "B&Q", the Eastern Bypass, and "TGI Fridays" were built between the two areas. The final side is Copsewood, leading to Wyken in one direction, and Stoke the other.

In the 1960s a new housing estate called Ernesford Grange was built in Binley. Many of the new closes were named after miners who had lost their lives in the pit; William McKee, George Robertson, and Sam Gault being examples. Binley grew further in the 1990s with a large housing estate being constructed to the east of the old schools and extending to Brinklow Road (near to Coombe Country Park).

The flight path of the Coventry Airport runs just to the east of Binley.

Local Sunday league football team "BPI Rangers" are currently top of the league in the senior division.

The buildings of the old Binley school became "Lino's Restaurant", which was demolished in 2007 to make way for new housing. The three other Binley schools disappeared in the early eighties to make way for a large industrial estate / office complex.

t Bartholomew's Church

The construction of St Bartholomews Church was funded by Lord Craven. It was consecrated in 1772, [cite book|author=Samuel Lewis|title=A Topographical Dictionary of England|pages=168|year=1831|publisher=S. Lewis & Co.] with its 200th anniversary being celebrated in 1972. It has a grey slate roof, and its walls consist of light-coloured stone which appear grey after being coloured with a cement wash. [cite book |url=http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=57090
publisher = British History online
pages = 335-37
year = 1951
author = L.F. Salzman (editor)
title =Parishes: Binley, A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 6:
accessdate =2007-08-11
]

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