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Beverley Minster

 

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  • Beverley Minster had a central tower, this however collapsed back in the 13th century and was never rebuilt with the remains instead turned into a lantern tower.
  • During the reformation the chapter house was the only part destroyed thanks to the central role of the minster as the main church in the town.
  • In 1710 the North Transcept gable was stabilised and prevented from collapse by engineers who erected wooden scaffolding and then with the help of much manpower, jacked it up until it reached vertical again. Further work was then carried out on the lantern tower which was removed and replaced with a lead roof.
  • It was sometime after this that the two dominant west towers formed the inspiration for Hawksmoor's rebuilding of Westminster Abbey with its remodelled west front. This architecture is typical throughout East and North Yorkshire in a number of other churches including Bridlington Priory, another gothic building with a strong west front and no central tower.
  • The East Window is a collection of medieval glass blown out in storms that was collected and then erected in 1725. Those windows affected are noticeable by their lack of stained glass and the plain glazing used in its place.

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Reference Data

Reference No.
4336
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
24-05-2010
 

Building Location

Address
Minster Yard North, Beverley. HU17
Council
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
County
East Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire and Humber
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1220
Completion date
1420
Heritage Status
Grade I
Style
Gothic

Roof Height (AGL)
49.68

Market Data

Primary Use
Place of Worship

Floorspace (sq m)
2,772.13

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