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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"HULL, or Kingston upon Hull, a town in Hullshire. Hull, with the parishes of Hessle, Kirk Ella and North Ferriby forms the distinct county called Hullshire (or the town and county of Kingston upon Hull). The town of Hull contains two parishes: The town itself is: 8 miles from Hedon, 9 from Beverley, 12 from South-Cave, 16 from Hornsea, 18 from Patrington, 25 from Howden, 39 from York; from London, by Lincoln, 174; by York. 236. --Markets, Tuesday and Friday. --Fair, Oct. 10, for horned cattle, horses, woollen-cloths, toys, &c. --Bankers, Old-Bank, Messrs. Pease and Liddell, draw on Messrs. Sir Peter Pole, Thornton, and Co. 1, Bartholomew Lane; Messrs. Pease, Harrison, and Co. draw on Messrs. Marryatt, Kay, and Co. 1, Mansion-House-Street; Messrs. R. Raikes, and Co. draw on Messrs. Curries, Raikes, and Co. 29, Cornhill; Messrs. Smiths and Thompson draw on Messrs. Smith, Payne, and Smiths, Mansion-House Place. --Pop. 28,624." (There is further information for Hull).

"MYTON, (North and South), parliamentary wards in the parish of Hull, near Hull, and of which it may be considered a suburb. (From The National Gazetteer, 1868)"

[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]

Description and Travel


Emigration and Immigration



Names, Geographical

  • The following places are within the boundaries of this (ancient) parish, but I have no further information on them other than the Ordnance Survey Landranger Grid reference shown:
    • (TA073290) West Park


  • The Hull Daily Mail has it's own website which carries up to date local news, views, sport, business information etc. The paper archives news stories that have appeared on their website (these are also searchable and go back to May 2000).