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The Parish Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.8443 / 53°50'39"N

Longitude: -0.4337 / 0°26'1"W

OS Eastings: 503150

OS Northings: 439805

OS Grid: TA031398

Mapcode National: GBR TRDZ.XP

Mapcode Global: WHGF4.9MQS

Plus Code: 9C5XRHV8+PG

Entry Name: The Parish Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 1 March 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1162693

English Heritage Legacy ID: 167346

Location: Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Beverley

Built-Up Area: Beverley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Beverley St Mary

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

(east side)
9/228 The Parish Church of
1.3.50 St Mary


Church. C12 origins, north-east transept chapel c.1280. Otherwise mainly early
C14-C15. Tower rebuilt after collapse in 1520 which also necessitated extensive
rebuilding of nave. Magnesian limestone. Lead roof. 6-bay aisled nave with west door and south porch. Central tower. 3-bay transepts with SE aisle and NE
chapel. 5-bay aisled chancel with square east end and N chapel. West front:
polygonal angle buttresses with pierced upper stages flank heavily shafted and
moulded west door. West wall panelled above 7-light sub-arcuated Perpendicular
window. Openwork parapet. Large south porch with 2-light Y-tracery windows and
crocketed ogee gable to entrance. Offset buttresses and embattled parapets
throughout. Crocketed pinnacles except to chancel. Intersecting tracery to
aisle windows of chancel, S transept and 3 west bays of nave. Perpendicular
tracery to clerestory windows and east bays of nave aisle. 5-light sub-arcuated
Perpendicular east window. Central tower has oculus to lower stage and 4-light
Perpendicular belfry openings. Interior: 2-storey elevation to nave and
chancel. Original ceilings, that to chancel dated 1445 with panels depicting 40
English Kings. Early C15 choir stalls with 23 carved misericords. Octagonal
marble font of 1530. Several good C18-C19 monuments. Good C19 stained glass including east window by Clayton & Bell and west window made by Hardman to
design of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin. Principal C19 restorations of 1840s-50s by Augustus Welby Northmore and Edward Welby Pugin and of 1864-7 by Sir Gilbert Scott. For fuller description see:
Bilson, J, St Mary's Church, Beverley. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, 25
(1920) 357-436. Pevsner, N. Yorkshire, East Riding 179-183. RCHM Beverley
1982 p.46-7. National Monument Photographs.

Listing NGR: TA0314639800

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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