Hull’s historic communities

- Speaker Richard Clarke


15 Whitefriargate, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU1 2ER


As with the growth of all urban areas, whether through migration, natural increase in population or both, Hull's physical expansion brought it closer to settlements that previously had been detached from the urban area.


Whether these once detached settlements were villages, hamlets, even isolated farmsteads, their once identity could be lost/overwhelmed in the urban surge. Sometimes remnants of this identity survive but their significance can be lost. The historiographjy of this process can be revealed by a study of successive O.S. maps, but my ability to show this point will depend on whether the map collection at Hull History Centre is accessible before September.


Hull's physical expansion, that is beyond the medieval town walls, was heralded by the creation of the New Dock, 1770. At this point Myton (including Dairycoates and Newington), Sculcoates, Newland, Stoneferry, Drypool, Southcoates and Marfleet, were all independent settlements, although with varying degrees of commercial linkage. The talk will try to tell this story of change.


Event Times

Thursday 16 September: 1000

Booking Details

No booking required

Access

Stairs to 1st floor only

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

LIVE TALK TO BE HELD AT WRECKING BALL ARTS CENTRE

15 WHITEFRIARGATE, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, HU1 2ER