Kingsfield Orchard

Date: Saturday 17 September 2022

On Saturday 17th September 2022 and Sunday 18th September 2022, Kingsfield Orchard will be opening from 11am until 3.30pm for the Heritage Open Days at Kingsfield Orchard, A444 island junction of Binley Road, 23 Binley Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV2 4EW.  This site was part of ‘King’s Fields’, so named as it is said this was where King Richard set up his camp prior to the Battle of Gosford Green.  It appears on maps dated around 1860 with many trees and was divided into allotments which were for the use of Freemen of the City.  Many old trees remain and some of the structure of the old site is still evident.  The site has been neglected for many years, having been isolated after the North-South road was built over part of it.  The orchard has been colonised by different flora and fauna, much of which those working here are trying to preserve.  Work is in progress restoring an old orchard/allotment site by Coventry Tree Wardens.  The site was completely overgrown and is being gradually cleared.  Wardens will be on hand to guide visitors around the site and discuss progress.  The organisers hope to have Apple pressing and traditional music for this event.  The site is located on the north side of the A444 Island at it is the junction with the Binley Road, behind a large green steel gate. The number 13 bus stops on the Binley Road just past the island. A number of other buses stop opposite Stoke Library on Ball Hill, it is then a short walk to the other end of Kingsway.  For more information, please click here.

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