Beverley: St Mary

Beverley: St Mary
Record Type:
Major Parish Church
Church code:
East riding
St. Mary Beverley

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade I Listed Building
View more information about this Listed Building on the National Heritage List for England web site
Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

The church is not in a National Park

Conservation Area

The church is in the following Conservation Area: Beverley

Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is not on the Heritage at Risk Register

Approximate Date

Approximate Date:

Exterior Image

Exterior image of 643227 Beverley St Mary's
Exterior image of 643227 Beverley St Mary's
Photograph of the outside of the church.
Year / Date:
May 2008
This file is licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic licence.
David Wright (user on Flickr)

Summary Description

The church of St Mary, Beverley is one of the most remarkable and fine examples of a late medieval parish church in England. It was built around 1120 to provide a church with purely parochial functions to serve the townspeople of Beverley, as the Minster was controlled from York. It quickly became the focus of the town guilds, and its architectural magnificence a visual symbol of their growing wealth and power. Today, it is the 25th largest parish church in England by footprint.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is open for worship.
Bell ringing Live music and concerts Regular choir Guidebook available Wheelchair access ramp available Visitor toilets available

Church Website

Church Website:

Sources and Further Information

David Wright (user on Flickr) (May 2008) Exterior image of 643227 Beverley St Mary's [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Exterior image of 643227 Beverley St Mary's
Ridge & Partners LLP (28/11/2017) Certificate of Practical Completion [Digital Archive/Document]
Certificate of Practical Completion
CWGC (2016) Commonwealth War Graves Commission CWGC Unique File Reference Number: 2467 [Bibliography/Data]
Number of War Graves: 24
Church of England (2021) A Church Near You [Digital Archive/Index]
View information on worship and access at this church
Church Buildings Council (2019) Church Bells 13 Bells [Archive/Index]
13 Bells