TA1828 : St. Augustine's Church, Hedon

near to Hedon, East Riding of Yorkshire, Great Britain

St. Augustine's Church, Hedon
St. Augustine's Church, Hedon
A charter granted to Hedon by Henry II in 1158 and confirmed in another by King John in the year 1200 meant the residents became Burgesses (or free men) who were allowed to practice their trades freely and buy and sell property within the Borough, whereas the men, women and children living outside the Borough were still under the severe feudal laws of the Lords of the Manor.

The Burgesses of Hedon decided to build a substantial and lasting memorial in thanksgiving for their newfound prosperity. The building of the present church of St. Augustine was commenced in 1190 on the site of a smaller church on Market Hill. Still standing today, the church dominates the landscape in this area and became known as the "King of Holderness" [information provided by Hedon Town Council]. The "Queen of Holderness" can be found at TA3122 : St. Patrick's Church, Patrington.
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Monday, 17 July, 2006   (more nearby)
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WGS84: 53:44.4692N 0:12.0138W
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