Coventry's Ford's Hospital
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Such an impressive period building, the BBC filmed an episode of Dr Who here in which the Time Lord meets William Shakespeare.

Built in 1509 by William Ford this hospital – also known as an almshouse – originally provided accommodation for five men and one woman.

On October 14, 1940 a German bomb targeted the building killing a warden, a nurse and six residents.

The building was rebuilt in 1953.

Coventry historian Rob Orland (pictured) said: “Not just one of the best historic buildings in Coventry, this is one of the best kept period houses of its type in England.

“The carpentry and wood work is fantastic. It was restored in 1953 and it’s amazing they still had such skilled craftsmen to do it so well.

“My son Steven and I watched them film an episode of Dr Who here when he goes back in time and meets Shakespeare.”

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