The Geography of Coventry

On a world map the co-ordinates for town of Coventry are 52o 24′ latitude north and longitude 1o 30′ west. Coventry is a unitary authority within the UK authorities workplace area of the West Midlands. Nonetheless, it additionally nonetheless retains historic hyperlinks with the county of Warwickshire, with which it extra readily identifies. The inhabitants of Coventry simply exceeds 300,000 individuals making it the sixteenth largest metropolis within the nation. (The inhabitants of the West Midlands conurbation is sort of 2,300,000.) Coventry metropolis covers an space of some 9800 hectare giving it a inhabitants density of round 31 per hectare

Coventry as a spot is not talked about till the center of the 11th century. Till then the realm in what’s now Coventry was on the jap finish of the Forest of Arden and would have been occupied by a group of particular person settlements, virtually all of which might have been small farming hamlets primarily following the course of the River Sherbourne. Throughout Saxon occasions the River Sherbourne is thought to have been a river of some significance, supplying each fish and ingesting water.

The floor geology of Coventry is mudstone and sandstone that may have been deposited on the time the glaciers retreated over the past ice age. By and huge the floor geology isn’t greater than 10m thick. The dominant bedrocks in Coventry are sandstones from the Permian/Triassic ages with some clay deposits, while to the east and north of town there are Carboniferous deposits, which embrace coal measures. The abundance of timber from the Forest of Arden signifies that conventional buildings round Coventry have been constructed from timber frames with thatched roofs.

In addition to the River Sherbourne, which is navigable by very small boats, there’s the River Sowe in Coventry and Finham and Canley Brooks. Aside from that town incorporates no vital geographic options. The elevation of town centre is about 90 metres above sea degree, which is simply concerning the common for the entire of town. Within the North West it rises to 130 metres dropping to about 70 metres within the south east.

The local weather in Coventry is typical of England, being a temperate one. With most of its climate programs arriving on the prevailing westerly winds, the common temperature in January is 30C and July it’s 160C. On common Coventry receives lower than 750ml of rainfall a 12 months which, being pretty near the Welsh hills and mountains, a lot of the rain being carried by the prevailing winds is deposited over Wales earlier than reaching town. The typical expectancy of rain in Coventry is about 150 days a 12 months. The temperature in January is decrease than could be anticipated for a metropolis in the course of England. It’s because town is centrally situated within the landmass of England & Wales and so doesn’t profit from the blanket impact of the North Atlantic Drift.

Home costs in Coventry differ throughout town dependant on the suburb wherein they’re situated. Historically the most costly space has been to the west and south within the ‘CV4’ postcode space. The general common value for a home in Coventry is £144,000. The typical value of a 4 mattress roomed indifferent home is £40,000 decrease than the nationwide common at £280,000 which is concerning the common for the West Midlands space. A 3 bed room semi-detached home is £164,000, under the nationwide common of £185,000 however barely above the regional common. A two bed-room terraced home in Coventry usually prices £130,000, concerning the regional common however 10% larger than the nationwide common.

At round £110,000 for a 2 bed-roomed flat, Coventry is a less expensive place than different components of the west Midlands to purchase a flat; this determine can also be considerably decrease than the nationwide common. With home costs in Coventry some 35% under these in London town is selling itself as dormitory ‘city’ to the capital. Its glorious transport hyperlinks to the south make this possible, giving a commuting time similar to travelling from say Brighton to London. In view of this town has launched into an bold programme of home constructing, with a goal of constructing 24,000 new houses by 2026.

Updated: September 7, 2018 — 3:02 pm

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