Easter Book of the parish of St. Mary, Beverley

Scope and Content

This is a complete record of the collection of tithes and it reveals that the parish had 800 inhabitants, 100 of whom were dissenters. There were no papists.

Administrative / Biographical History

St. Mary's church in Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire was established as the town church by the mid-12th century. Described by Nikolaus Pevsner as one of the most beautiful parish churches in England, it is located at North Bar within. The vicar in 1674 was John Brereton (Pevsner & Neave, York and the East Riding, p.294; Hope, A guide to St Mary's church, p.27).

Access Information

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Custodial History

Donated by Mrs Patrick, 11 Mar 1935


  • Hope, E, A guide to St Mary's church Beverley (1948)
  • Pevsner, N & Neave, D, The buildings of England: York and the East Riding (1995)