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The Parish Church of St Mary, Beverley

Description: The Parish Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 1 March 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 167346

OS Grid Reference: TA0315039805
OS Grid Coordinates: 503150, 439805
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8443, -0.4337

Location: Hengate, Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 8DL

Locality: Beverley
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HU17 8DL

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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 a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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