HISTORY OF BEVERLEY

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www.camarillostemcell.com/wp-content/map6.php Beverley was famous in the 15th century for brick making and tile making.

In a by-law was passed that stated 'on account of the stink, fouling of the air and destruction of fruit trees no-one is to make a kiln to make tiles in or nearer to the said town Beverley than the kilns that are already built'. The kilns were obviously on the outskirts of the town but it is not known exactly where. There was also a large leather industry in Beverley and there were many tanners.

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These alterations often replaced simple Georgian or earlier fronts and Beverley is fortunate to have surviving buildings from both periods. Log in Join. The Civic Society was formed in in response to a threat to demolish Ladygate; it has taken an active interest in modern development. Most of the nave is built in the Decorated style. A tread wheel crane was placed above the vault of the central tower and materials were hauled into the roof by someone walking within the wheel. This website uses cookies to improve your experience.

There were also butchers who lived and worked in Butcher Row. In Beverley there were also potters and coopers. However Beverley was most famous for its cloth industry.

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BEVERLEY IN THE MIDDLE AGES. Beverley means beaver stream (beavers were once common in Britain). About a monastery was founded by the stream. History[edit]. See also: History of Yorkshire.

Wool was woven in the town. Then it was fulled. This means it was pounded in water and clay to clean and thicken it. When it was dry the wool was dyed. In a total of 38 trades were mentioned in Beverley. Commerce in Beverley was helped in the 12th century when the Archbishop persuaded the people 'to make a channel from the river of sufficient depth to carry barges'. This made it easier to bring goods to and from ships on the river.

In the Middle Ages there were weekly markets in Beverley. There were also 3 annual fairs. Fairs were like markets but they were held only once a year and buyers and sellers would come from all over Northeast England to attend. Originally the market was held in the south of the town, in a large triangular piece of land by the Minster between Eastgate and Highgate. Gradually shops and other buildings were erected on this market place and it shrunk in size.

The market continued to be held there but it became known as the Wednesday Market.

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In the 12th century a new market place was built north of the town. It became known as Saturday Market. A chapel dedicated to St Mary was built there and in it became a parish church. The Archbishop of York was Lord of the Manor of Beverley and he had the right to charge tolls on stallholders in the markets.

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Toll Gavel may have been the place where tolls were charged. In the 13th century friars arrived in Beverley. The friars were like monks but instead of withdrawing from the world they went out to preach.

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By the s there were Dominican friars in Beverley. They were known as Black friars because of the colour of their costumes. By there were Franciscan friars in Beverley. They were called Grey friars because of the color of their habits. By the end of the 13th century they moved to a site outside Keldgate Bar. In the early 13th century the Knights Hospitallers came to Beverley.

They were an order of monks who provided hospitality to pilgrims and travelers. In the Middle Ages the only 'hospitals' were run by the church.

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In them monks or nuns would care for the poor and infirm. Trinity hospital was founded in Beverley in There were also 2 leper hospitals. One was outside Keldgate and another was outside North Bar. From the 12th century there was a grammar school in Beverley run by the church. However in Beverley Minster was burned. Rebuilding began in but it wasn't complete till There was also, after the 12th century, a parish church of St Nicholas. Meanwhile in the 12th century Flemings arrived in Beverley. They came from Flanders roughly modern Belgium as craftsmen or merchants. By the late 14th century the population of Beverley had risen to over 5, By the standards of the time it was a large town.

It was much larger than Hull. In the Middle Ages the church and Lord of the Manor gave the people of Beverley land on 3 sides of the town.

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These were common lands where the townspeople could graze their livestock. The last one, Westwood, was given in The lands, on 3 sides of the town, are sometimes called Beverley pastures. In the 20th century they formed a 'green belt' around Beverley. At first the town of Beverley was owned and controlled by the Archbishop of York, who was Lord of the Manor.

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Reviewed April 29, A slice of History. Date of experience: December Ask YorkshiremanBeverley about Beverley Minster. Michael C. Reviewed April 29, Wonderful building. They were condemned as being too small and in a general state of disrepair. The slum-clearance programme was slow to begin. In the owners of 14 of the houses scheduled for demolition appealed successfully against the Order in the county court, the judge holding that 'the houses in question are decent houses for the class of tenant who resides in them'.

That decision put the rest of the clearance programme in jeopardy, and it also found favour in the council's health committee, which carried a motion stating that 'the need for an appeal procedure has their hearty support'.

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As in the case of the water proposals of , however, the council was overridden, this time by the Ministry of Health. Outside the programme of house-building, change was slow, for example in the conversion of privies. By water closets were provided in about half of the houses in the town, but it was not until the late s that practically all houses had them. Throughout the s and s both the birth-rate and the death-rate remained consistently higher than the national average, though the rates do not necessarily point to unhealthy housing conditions.

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The industrial life of Beverley in the period largely continued along the lines which had been established in the 19th century. Of the old-established industries brewing was reduced when production ended at the Golden Ball brewery after Robert Stephenson's death in , though his malting was kept going by new owners.

Scarrs' shipyard at Weel was closed in the s. That was at a time, moreover, when shipbuilding in the north-east suffered a catastrophic loss of orders. After expanding to meet wartime demands the tannery stagnated in the s before moving forward again in the s. By the number of hides treated had been more than doubled. The firm also diversified. Glue and gelatine production, which was started before the war, was much increased and vegetable tanning extracts were also produced on a large scale.

In general it was still true that the economy of Beverley was tied to that of Hull, but the town acquired one new and successful industry which owed nothing to the proximity of Hull. During the war he worked on munitions and tractors, and in to provide additional space he bought the Eastgate site which had formerly been occupied by Crosskill's sons. In Armstrong produced the first of several models of shock absorber.