St Mary’s Church Beverley

St Mary's Church Beverley

Founded in 1120, the of St Mary in is said to owe its origin to Thurstan, Archbishop of York, 1114-1143, who had been Provost of . It was he who gathered the levies of the North with the banners of St Peter of York, St John of , and St Wilfrid of Ripon for the Battle of the Standard in 1138. St Mary’s was at first a chapel of ease attached to the altar of St Martin in , but was constituted a Vicarage in 1269.

Many of the Craft Guilds of the town adopted St Mary’s from the first, and during the Middle Ages it was regarded as the Parish of the town.  The original Norman was planned on a large scale, and was probably aisleless with a central Tower. The plinths of the external buttresses of this may be seen in the Chancel. The only other visible remains are the interior arch of the doorway to the South Porch, and the zigzag ornament over the arcade in the North Transept. This Transept was added towards the close of the twelfth century, and early in the thirteenth century a corresponding aisled transept was built on the south side.

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