Then & Now

Bridge Street – Then & Now

Bridge Street
Bridge Street

Bridge Street, Kenilworth. The old timber framed houses to the left of the ‘then’ photo were demolished in May 1961, despite having been listed as having architectural or historic interest since July 1949.

Harry Sunley in his book ‘A Kenilworth Chronology’ (Odibourne Press, 1989) tells us that these buildings had housed J.C. Clarke, Wheelwrights, up until 1952 and that the Ministry of Housing had endorsed the Council surveyor’s view that the buildings had become dangerous.

The Kenilworth Society was formed in the same month as their demolition due to concerns about destructive development around the town.

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