Thursday Doors – NatWest Building, Coventry

IMG_0933 These rather impressive stainless steel doors are the secondary entrance to the NatWest Building on Hertford St in Coventry.

According to Historic England, the NatWest building was constructed in 1929-30, and you can see an Art Deco influence in both the ornate door panels and the stone decoration on the arch. The icons on the doors were taken from British, Irish and Ancient Greek coins, and this door design was also used at several other NatWest branches across the UK, though in bronze or mahogany, rather than steel.


The NatWest building, remarkably, survived the Coventry Blitz of November 14, 1940, and is now a Listed Building. The Blitz was one of the most devastating bombing campaigns of World War II and decimated much of the mediaeval city centre including Coventry Cathedral, located just a few streets away from this building.

This is my entry to this week’s Thursday Doors Challenge, courtesy of Norm 2.0. To see more doors or add one of your own, head on over to his site and click the link.