The Flying Standard - A Coventry Mock Tudor Gem!

The Flying Standard is situated at Trinity Street Square in Coventry. A JD Wetherspoon Free House named after a fondly remembered motor car made in Coventry from 1903 until the 1960s.


Where is The Flying Standard?

The Flying Standard is at 2-10 Trinity Street, Coventry, CV1 1FL.

 

In brief

The Flying Standard is a JD Wetherspoon Free House named after a fondly remembered motor car, built in Coventry from 1903 until the 1960s. It is the 'Priory Gate' building dating from 1938 to 1939. Built in the Mock Tudor style, and is locally listed. Behind it is the Lychgate Cottages dating to the early 15th century and that is Grade II* listed (the pub is not part of that listing).

The Flying Standard. Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

The Flying Standard - history

The Flying Standard public house is also known as the 'Priory Gate' building. It was formerly H. Samuel and Timothy White's. It was built in 1938 to 1939. Mock-timbered 'Tudor' style architecture over a steel frame. It was locally listed by Coventry City Council in February 1991.

Flying Standard

Flying StandardThe Flying Standard - JD Wetherspoon Free House in Coventry. Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Lychgate Cottages

Located at 3-5 Priory Row behind The Flying Standard is The Lychgate Cottages. It has been tree-ring dated to 1414-15 and is the only surviving priory building within the former monastic precinct. It stood in the enclosed forecourt of St Mary's Cathedral with a high wall to the left and the church's south-west tower to the right. The building was restored and extended in 1856 and repaired again in 1997-8. It has been a Grade II* listed building since 1955. It's original function was unclear. The rear of the building is near Priory Gardens.

Lychgate CottagesLychgate Cottages green plaque in Coventry. Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Lychgate CottagesLychgate Cottages from Priory Gardens. Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Holy Trinit Lychgate CottagesHoly Trinity Church and the Lychgate Cottages from Priory Gardens. Photography by Elliott Brown

Project dates

08 Aug 2021 - On-going

Passions

History & heritage, Civic pride, Classic Architecture

Contact

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Jonathan Bostock

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