St Michaels Spire - Coventry
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St Michaels Spire - Coventry

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St. Michael's with it's 295 feet spire, is just one of the three spires that dominate Coventry's skyline. Better known as the 'old Coventry Cathedral' after it sustained direct hits during 1940, this is St Michaels which sits alongside the new Coventry Cathedral. The other spire in this panorama is that of Holy Trinity church.

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