St Mary's Church, Beverley

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Category Archives: Heritage

Betty the Beck Snake Springs into Action

Betty the Beverley Beck Snake has spent the winter happily nestled in the churchyard at Beverley Minster. With the arrival of milder weather, she has decided to move on and will be spending the spring and summer in the gardens of St Mary’s Church.

March 21, 2021

Why are roof bosses important? What can they tell us?

The first in a new series of fortnightly blogs exploring St Mary’s curious carvings. Written by Bryony Wilde, a recent Art History graduate of the University of York.

February 13, 2021

New findings on St Mary’s history emerge from student projects

Students from the University of York are helping to shed light on the church’s heritage, in particular its remarkable collection of Tudor and medieval roof bosses.

February 9, 2021

Discoveries from the current restoration of St Mary’s

For the first time in living memory, fine details of the carvings high up on the south nave clerestory can be seen

February 7, 2021

Similarities and differences in the roof bosses

Look again! In her third blog on the roof bosses of St Mary’s, Bryony Wilde examines the sense of deja-vu created by repeating sculptures and craftsmen.

March 22, 2020

Explore all 688 medieval and Tudor roof bosses on the ceilings of St Mary’s

Today, we launch a visual database which enables people to see St Mary’s remarkable collection of roof bosses in its entirety for the first time – in close detail.

March 8, 2020

Merchant influence in the church: public displays of wealth, piety and charity

The second in a new series of fortnightly blogs exploring St Mary’s curious carvings. Written by Bryony Wilde, a recent Art History graduate of the University of York.

February 26, 2019