Solicitors in Hull

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Solicitors Hull

 Useful information on towns and villages in the Hull area

Average Prices around the Hull area

Location Average Price
Hull £144k
Anlaby £205k
Cottingham £198k
Kingswood £174k



Cottingham is a large village located north west of Hull. It has a population of 17,000 (based on the 2011 census).

Popular attractions in Cottingham

  • The Duke Of Cumberland – fantastic restaurant with a reputation for fine food.
  • Cottingham Parks Golf & Leisure Club – This Par 72 Golf course also boasts a driving range, health club & Spa, café bar and equestrian centre. The club sits on 200 acres, with the course measuring 6,453 yards.

Cottingham housing market summary

Over the last twelve months terraced properties accounted for the highest number of sales in Hull , with an average selling price of £198k. Semi-detached properties had an average selling price of £155k.

Prices in Cottingham have not increased over the last 12 months.



Anlaby is a village situated west of Kingston Upon Hull. It has a population of 9,700 (based on the 2011 census). The area consists of Anlaby and Anlaby Common.

Popular attractions in Anlaby 

  • The Beach Tree – Located close to the A164 between Willerby and Hessle, easily accessible from the Humber Bridge. The Beech Tree pub is known for is excellent food and range of craft beers. A local favourite.
  •  East Riding Leisure Haltemprice; is an impressive leisure facility and one one of the larger facilities in Anlaby. It boasts two large pools, sports halls and one of the highest rated gyms in the area, having recently undergone significant investment.

Anlaby housing market summary

The previous year saw an average sale price of £205k with a significant number of homes being detached or semi-detached. In line with the other areas of Hull, prices in Anlaby have not increased in the last twelve months

Hull History

Kingston upon Hull is located on the north shore of the Humber estuary at the mouth of its tributary, the Hull River. The Hull River Valley has been inhabited since the early Neolithic period, but there is little evidence of a substantial settlement in the current city area. [9] The area was attractive to people because it gave access to a prosperous inland and navigable rivers, but the site was poor, remote, low and without fresh water. It was originally a peripheral part of the village of Myton, called Wyke. It is believed that the name comes from a Scandinavian word Vik that means entrance or from the Saxon Wic that means place of shelter or shelter.

The River Hull was a good refuge for sea transportation, whose trade included the export of wool from Meaux Abbey, owned by Myton. In 1293, the town of Wyke was acquired from the abbey by King Edward I, who on April 1, 1299 granted him a royal charter that renamed the settlement of King’s town in Hull or Kingston in Hull. The letter is kept in the Guildhall archives.

In 1440, another statute incorporated the city and instituted a local government consisting of a mayor, a sheriff and twelve councilors.

In his Guide to Hull (1817), J. C. Craggs provides a colorful background for the acquisition and appointment of the city by Edward. He writes that the King and a hunting party began a hare that “led them along the lovely banks of the Hull River to the village of Wyke, delighted with the scene before him, saw with delight the advantageous situation of this hitherto careless and dark corner. He foresaw that it could become servile both to make the kingdom safer against foreign invasion, and at the same time to enforce its trade. ” According to these thoughts, Craggs continues, Edward bought the land from the abbot of Meaux, had a stately room built for himself, issued proclamations that encouraged development within the city and granted him the royal denomination, King’s City.

The port served as a base for Edward I during the First War of Independence of Scotland and later became the most prominent port on the east coast of England. It prospered by exporting wool and wool fabrics and importing wine and wood. Hull also established a flourishing trade with the Baltic ports as part of the Hanseatic League.

Since its medieval beginnings, Hull’s main business links were with Scotland and northern Europe. Scandinavia, the Baltic and the Netherlands were key commercial areas for Hull merchants. In addition, there was trade with France, Spain and Portugal.

Sir William de la Pole was the first mayor of the city. A prosperous merchant, de la Pole founded a family that became prominent in the government. Another successful son of a family of Hull merchants was Bishop John Alcock, who founded Jesus College, Cambridge and was a patron of the elementary school in Hull. [5] It is believed that increased trade after the discovery of the Americas and the city’s maritime connections have played a role in the introduction of a virulent strain of syphilis through Hull and in Europe from the New World.

The city prospered during the 16th and early 17th centuries and Hull’s wealth is now preserved in the form of several well-maintained buildings of the time, including the Wilberforce House, now a museum that documents William’s life Wilberforce

During the English Civil War, Hull became strategically important due to the large arsenal located there. Very early in the war, on January 11, 1642, the king appointed the Earl of Newcastle governor of Hull, while Parliament nominated Sir John Hotham and asked his son, Captain John Hotham, to secure the city of right now. Sir John Hotham and Hull Corporation declared their support for Parliament and denied Carlos I entering the city. Charles I responded to these events by besieging the city.This siege helped precipitate an open conflict between the forces of Parliament and those of the royalists.

Whaling played an important role in the fortune of the city until the mid-nineteenth century.

As the power of the candle gave way to steam, Hull’s commercial ties spread throughout the world. Docks were opened to serve the frozen meat trade in Australia, New Zealand and South America. Hull was also the center of a thriving network of internal and coastal trade, serving the entire United Kingdom.

Throughout the second half of the nineteenth century and before the First World War, the Port of Hull played an important role in the emigration of settlers from northern Europe to the New World, with thousands of emigrants sailing to the city and They stopped for administrative purposes.