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No 2 Highgate

The earliest house known to have been built by the leading 18th cent. Beverley architect William Middleton, who in April 1759 bought ‘part of the plot where Inglebert Hall formerly stood… on the W side of Londoners Street or Highgate.’ From c.1770/1 to mid 1775, this house was home to the family of Mary Wollstonecraft - described as the original suffragette, author and free thinker, she was a pioneer of women’s rights.

2 Highgate was later was owned by the Lamberts, organists to Beverley Minster and St Mary’s. The plain exterior with later Victorian plate glass windows conceals an 18th century interior with stone flagged floors, panelling and an elegant staircase. To the rear an ancient, perhaps 18th century, Gothick privy.

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