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ST MARY'S PARISH CHURCH

St Mary at Beverley is one of the most beautiful parish churches in England and much of it dates from the late 13th to early 16th century.

St Mary's Church, Beverley, showing the new stonework above the south aisle of the nave.

St Mary's Church, Beverley, showing the new stonework above the south aisle of the nave.

 

The fine turreted west end of St Mary's Church, Beverley.

The fine turreted west end of St Mary's Church, Beverley.

Beverley St Mary's Church:  The beautiful west front with two turrets ending in pierced octagonal tops, a style later used at King's College Cambridge and St George's Chapel Windsor.

 

Beverley, St Mary's Church: 

 

Beverley St Mary's Church:  The south entrance porch

Beverley St Mary's Church:  The south entrance porch

 

Beverley St Mary's Church:  The magnificent tower, rebuilt ~1520-1530

Beverley St Mary's Church:  The magnificent tower, rebuilt ~1520-1530

 

Beverley St Mary's Church:  The south entrance

 

The nave of St Mary's Church, Beverley.

The nave of St Mary's Church, Beverley.

 

Beverley St Mary's Church:  Looking down the nave to the chancel, note the decorated ceiling

 

The decorated ceiling of the chancel, altar and east window of St Mary's Church, Beverley.

The decorated ceiling of the chancel, altar and east window of St Mary's Church, Beverley.

 

Some of the fine 16th century roof of St Mary's Church, Beverley..

 

A full sized reproduction model of one of the bosses depicting Reynard the fox preaching to a gaggle of geese.

A full sized reproduction model of one of the bosses depicting Reynard the fox preaching to a gaggle of geese.

 

Beverley St Mary's Church:  The aisles and nave

 

Beverley St Mary's Church: 

 

Beverley St Mary's Church: 

 

Beverley St Mary's Church:  The decorated ceiling of the nave

 

The west end of the nave of St Mary's Church, Beverley

 

The west window of St Mary's Church, Beverley

The west window of St Mary's Church, Beverley

 

Beverley St Mary's Church:  Looking from west to east down the nave, the pointed arches of  the north aisle on left and those of the south aisle on right.

 

Beverley St Mary's Church: 

 

Beverley St Mary's Church: 

 

 

Beverley St Mary's Church:  The painted panels of fourty kings in the choir and chancel (from ~1445).

Beverley St Mary's Church:  The painted panels of fourty kings in the choir and chancel (from ~1445).

 

Beverley St Mary's Church:  The great west stained glass window

 

Beverley St Mary's Church: 

 

Beverley St Mary's Church: 

 

 

Beverley St Mary's Church:  The octagonal stone font from 1530

Beverley St Mary's Church:  The octagonal stone font from 1530

 

Beverley St Mary's Church:  The wonderful coloured sculptures of the musicians on a capital of one of the pillars of the nave.

Beverley St Mary's Church:  The wonderful coloured sculptures of musicians on a capital of one of the pillars of the nave.

 

Beverley St Mary's Church:  The east end of the north aisle of the choir-chancel.

Beverley St Mary's Church:  The east end of the north aisle of the choir-chancel.

 

Beverley St Mary's Church: 

 

Beverley St Mary's Church:  The vaulting in the north-east section of the church.

 

The fine stone vaulting of the  Crypt? (or undercroft?) from the late 13th century in St. Mary's church was originally a chantry chapel, later housing the organ blower and now regarded as a place for quiet prayer and reflection.

The fine stone vaulting of the Crypt? (or undercroft?) from the late 13th century in St. Mary's church was originally a chantry chapel, later housing the organ blower and now regarded as a place for quiet prayer and reflection.

Beverley St Mary's Church:  The fine strong stone vaulting of the crypt ('priests room', sacristy or  chapel?)

 

Some of the fine medieval figure carvings in St Mary's Church, Beverley

Some of the fine medieval figure carvings in St Mary's Church, Beverley

 

Beverley St Mary's Church:  Norman zig-zag and nailhead carvings.

 

Beverley St Mary's Church: 

 

Beverley St Mary's Church:  The famous rabbit carving

Beverley St Mary's Church:  The famous rabbit carving

 

Beverley St Mary's Church:  A section of the finely decorated roof ceiling and bosses.

Beverley St Mary's Church:  A section of the finely decorated roof ceiling and bosses.

 

Beverley St Mary's Church: 

 

Beverley St Mary's Church: 

 

Beverley St Mary's Church:  There are 23 finely carved wooden misericords in the choir stalls ~1425-1450

Beverley St Mary's Church:  There are 23 finely carved wooden misericords in the choir stalls ~1425-1450

 

Beverley St Mary's Church:  Misericord

Beverley St Mary's Church:  Misericord

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