Thursday, 20 May 2010

North Bar Without and Within, Beverley

Beverley is an old, old town, much older than Hull. A monastery was founded here in the early 700s AD. It used to have four bars or gates as we would now call them (in those days a gate was a street, still is is some street names, compare with  gata, gade of Swedish and Danish ) protecting it. There is only one bar left, the North Bar. A plaque informs the visitor that the Bar was built in 1409 and cost £96/11d. As it's still there 600 years later I suppose that was a good price.
The top picture shows North Bar Without, on account it's outside the walls of Beverley, the one below shows North Bar Within. I'm sorry to say the Tudor looking half-timbered affair above is a much more modern building than it looks.


  1. What does "bar" mean, I gather saloon would be wrong.

  2. Okay, forget that last idiotic question, as you answered it in the very first sentence. I'm going to blame my dentist...

  3. Gate.Tolls were taken here to let people into the town...