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Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Beverley is a market town, civil parish and the county town of the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The town is noted for Beverley Minster, Beverley Westwood, North Bar (a 15th century gate), Beverley Racecourse and the oldest grammar school in the country, Beverley Grammar School. The town was originally known as Inderawuda and was founded by Saint John of Beverley during the time of the Anglian kingdom of Northumbria.
Post townBEVERLEY
Administrative CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, East Riding
OS GridTA0440
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityHumberside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHumberside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHumberside
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01482
Population29,110 (2001 Census)
 

Other names by which Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire has been known in the past

Beoforlic ~ Bever Lega ~ Beverlike ~ Beverloga ~ Beverly ~ Beureli

Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Beverley, mun. bor. and market town, East-Riding Yorkshire, 7½ miles NW. of Hull, 33¾ miles SE. of York, and 183 miles from London by rail, 2412 ac., pop. 11,425; P.O., T.O., 4 Banks, 3 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday. It is connected with river Hull by a canal. The collegiate church of St John or B. Minster (13th century) is one of the finest Gothic structures in the kingdom, and contains the Percy shrine. The market-place occupies 4 acres, and has an octagonal cross. B. has a large trade in timber, grain, wool, and leather; and mfrs. of agricultural implements, machinery, railway waggons, &c.

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