Beverley is rich in architectural heritage. Within a square mile are compressed a cornucopia of buildings dating from the middle ages, when Beverley was listed the 11th most populous town in England, through the Georgian and Victorian construction booms up to the present day.
Apart from the nationally important churches, you will discover vestiges of how historic Beverley functioned, including the remains of the town gates, a medieval friary, the Guildhall, coaching inns, hospitals, alms houses, a gentlemen's club and the houses of rich merchants.
James Elwell’s Premises
Grade II 18thC remodelled 1890 by James Elwell as part of his premises.
Note the local arms and the carved figures.
No 9 Norfolk Street. Referred to as the Octagon
Centre block of 5 properties converted to residential in 1880. Grade II early 19thC gaol complex.
The Sessions House New Walk
Grade II* Built between 1804 and 1814 for J F Pritchett
Formerly was the Courthouse now used as a restaurant.
Grade I North Bar built in 1409. This Bar is the only remaining one of those which formerly guarded the main entrances to the town. It was built by the town council in 1409 at a cost of £96-0-11.
Former Tiger Inn 41,43,45 and 47 North Bar Within
Grade II Early 18thC.
The Beverley Arms Hotel 27 North Bar Within
Grade II Built 1794 by William Middleton
The Market Cross Saturday Market
Grade I Built 1714 and designed by Theophilus Shelton of Wakefield and repaired in 1769 and occasions since after accidental damage. Major renovations took place in 2014 for the Georgian festival accession of George I.
The Parish Church of St Mary North Bar Within
Grade I 12C origins with 14th and 15th C additions
Tower collapsed in 1520 and nave and tower had to be extensively rebuilt.
Norwood House, Norwood
Grade 1 circa 1765-70. Probably built for attorney Jonathan Midgley, twice Mayor of Beverley. Used more recently by Beverley Girls High School, and then after major restoration restaurant and offices.
White Horse Inn (Nellies, after the former landlady)18,20,22 Hengate
Grade II* Medieval refronted in late 17thC. Public house original fittings mainly intact and lit by gaslight.
Walkergate House 67 Walkergate
Grade II Circa 1780
Tymperon House 2 Walkergate
Grade II mid 18th C built as an almshouse
Now used as a dwelling house.
Corn Exchange Saturday Market
Grade Ii 1886, Brick and terracotta.
Used as a cinema for many years run by Mr and Mrs Simmons.
Their film library covers local events of the 20th C. Now Browns departmental store.
11 Cross Street
Grade II with 9,10 and12 Cross Street Circa 1834 by E Page.
Formerly Blue Coat School 38 Highgate
Grade II Early 18th C altered circa 1740 Used as minster facility.
Former Gentlemen’s Club Cross Street/ Champney Road
Grade II Circa 1831 Stucco painted building built as a gentlemen’s club
Now an annex to County Hall.
The Old Grammar School 54,A and B Keldgate
Grade II* built circa 1696 for the Constable Family
Keldgate elevation early and late 18th C.
Wartons’ Almshouses 104 Minstermoorgate.
Grade II. Rebuilt in 1774 by Sir Michael Warton
The Guildhall Register Square
Grade II 15th C Altered internally in 1762-4 by William Middleton
Later porticoed front of 1832 by Charles Mountain jnr.
Important interior courtroom by Guiseppe Cortese.
44 Toll Gavel
Grade II* Built first half of 18thC.
Ann Routh’s Almshouses 28 Keldgate
Grade II circa 1749 designed by James Moyser and built by Thomas Wrightson
Rebuilt in early 19th C and extensively modernised internally in 1980s.
Part of the Beverley Consolidated Charities Fund.
The Old Friary Friars Lane
Grade II* 16th C. remodelling of medieval structure founded by Dominican Friars in 12th C. Lapsed into a derelict state was renovated by local Friary Trust and now extensively used as a Youth Hostel.
The Sun Inn Flemingate
Grade II 16th C and late 18th C.
Grade II* mid late 17th C
Claimed to be the Birthplace of Bishop John Fisher
Newbegin Bar House, 31 Newbegin
Grade II 1744-5 Built by Wrightson
Still has the the opening for the sedan chair house recently glazed.
St Mary’s Court 49,51 North Bar Within
Grade II* Probably 15thC.