Coventry new Cathedral from the air
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aerial photograph of Coventry new Cathedral Coventry West Midlands UK. Coventry Cathedral, more formally known as the Cathedral Church of St Michael, was built in the 12th and 15th centuries and destroyed in the Coventry Blitz on the night of 14th November 1940.After the war a competition was held to design a new cathedral. The design by Basil Spence was the winner of the completion and the new Cathedral was constructed 1956 to 1962. The building is also Grade I listed.