A West View of Beverley Minster, Yorkshire
Artist: Carroll, W.
West view of the famous Minster of Beverley in Hull. A monastery was established here in 8th century under Bishop John of York which was later sacked by the Vikings. The tomb of the Bishop became a major centre of Pilgrimage, after he was canonized in 1037. A Minister with a college of secular canons developed here and the town was granted extensive rights of sanctuary. This encouraged the growth of the town to meet the needs of church and pilgrims. Daniel Defoe thought 'The minster here is a very fair and neat structure'. The Minster building was started in c.1230.