It is believed that this found its way to Spratton with a group of people who went to Coventry immediately after it was blitzed in the Second World War. The unicorn, made of codestone, had adorned a Court building, which had been bombed, and was 'appropriated' by the group in recompense for the help that they gave. It resided in the garden of a house in Smith Street for many years until a new owner decided to donate it to the Parish Council. After a period in the Millennium Garden, the Parish Council discovered its potential value and decided, with the donor's agreement, to sell it at Auction at Sotheby's - proceeds to go to the playground redevelopment. Its sale in 2004 realised some £7000 towards the playground project.