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Site of Preceptory of the Holy Trinity (Knights Hospitallers)

A Scheduled Monument in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.8429 / 53°50'34"N

Longitude: -0.4231 / 0°25'23"W

OS Eastings: 503852.230994

OS Northings: 439674.078504

OS Grid: TA038396

Mapcode National: GBR TSH0.64

Mapcode Global: WHGF4.GNRS

Entry Name: Site of Preceptory of the Holy Trinity (Knights Hospitallers)

Scheduled Date: 22 February 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1013402

English Heritage Legacy ID: 12608

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Beverley

Built-Up Area: Beverley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Beverley Minster St John and St Martin

Church of England Diocese: York


Site of a preceptory of the Knights Hospitallers, founded soon after 1201,
when Sybil de Valloines gave the Order the manor of the Holy Trinity. At the
dissolution in 1540 the Beverley preceptory was one of the wealthiest in
Although much of the site was buried by the construction of the Hull-
Bridlington railway in the 1840's, the northern and eastern sides of the moat
were still visible in 1856, and the eastern arm, eventually filled in to make
way for sidings, is shown on an OS 1:500 plan of 1892.
All buildings and structures, including the platforms, the rail track and its
ballast make-up, are excluded from the scheduling; the ground under all
buildings and structures, including that under the platforms, the rail track
and its ballast make-up, is included within the scheduling, however.

The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract.

Source: Historic England

Reasons for Scheduling

Site of a Preceptory of the Knights Hospitallers, one of only three founded as
urban institutions, and latterly one of the wealthiest of their sixty or so
houses. The Preceptory complex included residential and service buildings, a
church and a burial ground, enclosed by a moat and entered by a formal
gateway. Although no remains of the period are currently visible on the
surface, evidence from elsewhere in the town suggests that building
foundations and other archaeological features are likely to survive beneath
the railway track and associated goods yard, which are slightly embanked.

Source: Historic England

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