Couaentree or Cofantreo?

Published: 30 April 2019

Coventry University reports “Think you know everything about Coventry? Think again, even the locals don’t know these city secrets”
“Whilst it’s undisputed that Coventry began as a Saxon village, no-one knows for sure what it was called. Historians argue between two names, the first is ‘Cofantreo’, which means the tree belonging to Cofa: Cofa’s Tree. He was presumably a settler in Saxon time. Trees were often used to mark boundaries, in this case the tree marked the end of Cofa’s settlement.” Read all