(Our trail begins in the shadow of Beverley Minster, near the junction of St John Street and Minster Moorgate. Use ‘View on map’ from the trail’s homepage to reach point ‘1’ and the start of the trail).
Notice how the trees, newly planted in our archive image of 1908, have grown to slightly obscure the contemporary view of the splendid Beverley Minster. However, thankfully, the building remains unchanged! The Minster has its origins in the founding of a monastery on or near this site by St John of Beverley around 700AD. He died in 721 and his bones lie buried beneath a plaque in the nave.