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Being one of the city’s oldest and most historic surviving street, the restoration and conservation work has played a vital part in bringing this history to the fore, for everyone to see and experience. The work has showed us a glimpse of how people lived and worked on the street in centuries gone by.

Some of the discoveries included …

A hoard of 38 silver coins found stashed in a wooden box during the construction of Callice Court. The coins date back to the reigns of Edward I and Edward II in the late 13th and early 14th centuries.

During the 15th and 16th centuries Coventry played an important part in the global cloth trade, forging links overseas.  Various finds including a thimble, pin and scale pan suggest that the street was a centre for the manufacture and trade of cloth in the city.

Stocking clips and buttons, worn by the wealthy people during the Tudor period (1485 – 1603) were found during excavations. This suggests that wealthy people were living or visiting the area at this time.