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Shops on Prior Deram Walk and the playing field, Canley.
The community library, Canley.
Queen Margaret's Road, Canley.
Canley Fire Station
Canley is a suburban neighbourhood located in southwest Coventrymarker, Englandmarker. Canley became part of Coventry as a result of successive encroachment of the latter's boundaries between 1928 and 1932, having historically been part of the Stoneleighmarker parish.

The area is home to a large number of students attending the nearby University of Warwickmarker.

There was a level crossing adjacent to Canley railway stationmarker until 2003, when the road was closed and a foot bridge was built over the railway.

The suburb is bisected by the A45 dual-carriageway, with a major state housing development lying to the south (South Canley) and an area of private housing situated north of this road towards Canley rail station (North Canley).

History

Canley is known as the site of the main factory of the Standard Motor Company. The factory was built in the 1930s as the surrounding area became more built up, and subsequently the Triumph Motor Company until the works was closed in August 1980 as part of British Leyland's rationalisation. A commemorative sculpture of the Standard-Triumph badge now stands on the site of the works.

Sir Henry Parkes (1815 - 1896) was born in Canley, where there is a road named after him. Canley Fire Station is on Sir Henry Parks Road near to the A45. A school that was named after him in Canley has been demolished.

Schools



Sir Henry Parkes school and Alderman Harris school were both closed and merged into one school that is now Charter primary.

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