Canley


Canley

Canley is a suburban neighbourhood located in southwest Coventry, England. Canley became part of Coventry as a result of successive encroachment of the latter's boundaries between 1928 and 1932, having historically been part of the Stoneleigh parish.

The area is home to a large number of students attending the nearby University of Warwick.

There was a level crossing adjacent to Canley railway station until 2003, when the road was closed and a foot bridge was built over the railway.

The suburb is bisected by the A45 dual-carriageway, with a major state housing development lying to the south (South Canley) and an area of private housing situated north of this road towards the rail station (North Canley).

History

Canley is known as the site of the main factory of the Standard Motor Company and subsequently the Triumph Motor Company until the works was closed in 1980. A commemorative sculpture of the Standard-Triumph badge now stands on the site of the works.

Sir Henry Parkes (1815 - 1896) was born in Canley, where there is a road named after him. Canley Fire Station is on Sir Henry Parks Road near to the A45. A school that was named after him in Canley has been demolished.

chools

*The Westwood School, a comprehensive secondary school
*Charter Primary School

Sir Henry Parkes school and Alderman Harris school were both closed and merged into one school that is now Charter primary.

ee also

*Austin Rover Group
*Triumph Motorcycles
*Canley railway station

References

* [http://www.coventrypartnership.com/upload/documents/document445.pdf Canley: Communities in Profile Report]
* [http://www.parkesfoundation.org.au/Achievements.htm Parkes Foundation website]
* [http://www.coventry.gov.uk/ccm/navigation/environment/planning/canley-regeneration Coventry City Council's renewal project for Canley]
* [http://www.cannonparkshopping.co.uk/ Cannon Park Shopping - Canley's Shopping Centre]


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