The Bilson article

John Bilson’s design for the restoration of the west side of the rood screen, St Mary’s Church, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire | 1892 | Image © RIBA Collections

John Bilson: ‘St Mary’s Church, Beverley’
in the Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, Vol. 25 (1920)

John Bilson (1856 – 1943) was a leading Yorkshire architect whose buildings include Hymers College, Hull. He was consulting architect to Beverley Minster and to St Mary’s, a building he loved and greatly admired.

A distinguished architectural antiquary, Bilson was awarded a D.Litt. from Durham University for his work on dating the architecture of Durham Cathedral.

His article ‘St Mary’s Church, Beverley‘ which appears on Pages 357-436 of the 1920 edition of the Yorkshire Archaeological Journal is the starting point for any study of the church.

An extract from the cover page of the Fourth Part of volume 25 of the journal in which Bilson’s article is contained

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