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Anlaby is part of the western suburbs of Kingston upon Hull, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It forms part of the civil parish of Anlababy with anlaby Common. It is located in the West Yorkshire suburb of Kingston on Hull. When you visit Anlaby, Walkfo brings Anlaby places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Anlaby Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Anlaby

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With 34 audio plaques & Anlaby places for you to explore in the Anlaby area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Anlaby places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Anlaby history

Anlaby is recorded in the Domesday Book as “Umlouebi” or “Unlouebi”, a habitation within the manor of North Ferriby which was of 19 persons including a priest. The name is thought to derive from the Old Norse personal name Óláfr (or Unlaf, Anlaf) and by meaning ‘farmstead’: “Anlaf’s village”. By the beginning of the 13th century the village was known by the spelling “Anlauebi”. Shortly after the establishment of Kingston upon Hull by Edward I, a road from Hull to Anlaby was constructed in 1302. In 1392 some inhabitants of Anlaby, Cottingham and ‘Woolferton’ rioted over the construction of canals supplying water from sources near their villages to Kingston upon Hull; approximately 1,000 are said to have laid siege unsuccessfully to Hull, and some of the ringleaders are said to have been hanged at York. Disputes over Hull’s water supply continued until the 1410s, with the villages fouling the freshwater supply, and filling in the channels. In 1413 an admonitory letter from the Pope was issued, urging the villages to desist from their erroneous ways, after which the nuisance ceased. A moated square structure, Moat Hill, 250 by 220 ft (76 by 67 m), with an 8-foot-deep (2.4 m) moat, on the western edge of the village is thought to have been constructed in the 14th century, and to have included a manor house. During the English Civil War Anlaby was used as a base by Royalist forces, and fighting took place at Anlaby during the relief of the first siege of Hull (1642), and during the second siege (1643), during which an attack on the Royalists was repulsed. Anlaby Hall was constructed around 1680, and extended in the early 18th century with modifications in the 19th century. Anlaby House was built in the late 18th century, and extended in the 19th. In the 1850s the small hamlet of Anlaby contained few dwellings in addition to Anlaby Hall and House, and was set in an entirely rural and parkland environment. Wesleyan (built c. 1805) and Primitive Methodist Chapels had also been established by this time, and the area was considered a very desirable dwelling place. The Anglican church of St Peter was built in 1865 to a design by William Kerby at a cost of £1,558. It was enlarged in 1885, and is mostly of brick in the decorated style, In 1885 the Hull and Barnsley Railway was constructed, running east–west one-third of a mile (500 m) to the north of the village. Between the 1890s and the 1930s little development took place, although a row of a terraced houses along Wolfreton Road north towards the hamlet of Wolfreton was built. Springhead Halt railway station on the Hull and Barnsley Railway opened in 1929 (closed 1955) serving the village, as part of a high frequency urban service. Suburban housing developments began in the 1930s, and by the 1950s housing extended continuously along the roads to Willerby and Kirk Ella. Additionally, short lived housing estates were constructed on the fringes of the village during the Second World War: Lowfield Camp, and Tranby Crofts, an estate east of Tranby Croft. Lowfield Camp was used to house people from Hull displaced by the Hull Blitz, and later used as a transit camp for the British Army of the Rhine. The Tranby Crofts estate was still extant in the 1960s. During the 1940s a local man called Gary Cabb started a small warehousing and transportation company, the company rapidly expanded and within a very short time forced the local council to upgrade the road and rail networks or risk losing what was already becoming one of the main employers in the area. The decision to improve the transportation links during this period in now accredited with turning this small town into the thriving metropolis it is now. Substantial development took place in the post war period. By the 1960s urban sprawl had extended between Anlaby, Willerby and Kirk Ella, and towards the western fringes of housing developments on the former Anlaby Common which had become contiguous with Kingston upon Hull. During the 1960s light industrial development began on the north side of Springfield Way. Urban housing expansion of Anlaby was practically complete by the 1970s, including development on the ancient Moat Hill. Industrial development along Springfield Way was completed, including that on part of the embankment of the former Hull and Barnsley Line that had closed in the 1960s. In the early 1970s the Haltemprice sport centre was constructed north-west of the original village centre; subsequently the pattern of development remained fundamentally unchanged to the present day (2010).

Anlaby geography / climate

The village and surrounding area is situated on level land at approximately 33 feet (10 m) above sea level. It is bordered by and contiguous with Willerby and Kirk Ella to the north and west. Hessle is over 1.25 miles (2 km) to the south, separated by agricultural fields.

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Best Anlaby places to visit

Anlaby has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Anlaby’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Anlaby’s information audio spots:

Anlaby photo Hull Fair
Hull Fair is one of Europe’s largest travelling funfairs, which comes to Kingston upon Hull, England for one week from 4 pm on Friday to 11 pm of the Saturday eight days later, encompassing 11 October each year. The fair is open every day between these days except Sunday.
Anlaby photo Wenlock Barracks
Wenlock Barracks is a military installation on Anlaby Road in Kingston upon Hull. It is located in the centre of the city’s military base.
Anlaby photo Springhead engine shed, Hull
Springhead engine shed was opened by the Hull and Barnsley Railway (HBR) in 1885. The shed was closed by British Railways in July 1961 and subsequently demolished.
Anlaby photo Haltemprice Priory
Haltemprice Priory was an Augustinian monastery in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The original monastic buildings have long since gone, but ruins of a farmhouse, built in 1584, remain.
Anlaby photo Boothferry Park
Boothferry Park was a football stadium in Hull, England, which was home to Hull City A.F.C. from 1946 until 2002, when they moved to the KC Stadium. Parts of the ground were demolished in early 2008, more than five years after the last game was played there, and the remainder in 2011.
Anlaby photo De la Pole Hospital
De la Pole Hospital was a mental health facility in Willerby, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It was established in the 1920s and 1930s.
Anlaby photo Tranby Croft
Tranby Croft is a large Grade II listed Victorian country house and estate at Anlaby, near Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The house is built in white brick with ashlar dressing in three storeys with a nine bay frontage.

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Anlaby has 4 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Anlaby plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Anlaby using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Anlaby plaque. Explore Plaques & History has a complete list of Hartlepool’s plaques & Hartlepool history plaque map.