beverley

Beverly

[bev-er-lee]
noun
1.
a city in NE Massachusetts.
2.
Also, Beverley. a female or male given name: from an Old English word meaning “dweller at the beaver meadow.”
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Beverley (ˈbɛvəlɪ)
 
n
a market town in NE England, the administrative centre of the East Riding of Yorkshire. Pop: 29 110 (2001)

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beverley

town, unitary authority of East Riding of Yorkshire, historic county of Yorkshire, England, just north of Kingston upon Hull. The town of Beverley grew in close association with a monastery established in the 7th century. Destroyed by the Danes in 806, the monastery was refounded by the Anglo-Saxon king Athelstan (reigned 925-939). The great Beverley Minster that dominates the town is a noted example of Gothic architecture as it developed from Early English to Decorated style. The community's first charter (1129) established it as an important market centre with a flourishing European cloth trade, but, because there has been no large-scale modern industrial development, much of its character as an old established abbey and market town has been retained. Beverley is the administrative centre of East Riding of Yorkshire; it is also a residential suburb of the city of Kingston upon Hull. Pop. (2001) 29,110

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