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The Walkfo guide to things to do & explore in Paull

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Paull is situated on the north bank of the Humber Estuary, east of the watercourse known as Hedon Haven. The village is situated approximately 6 miles (10 km) east of Kingston upon Hull. When you visit Paull, Walkfo brings Paull places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Paull Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Paull

Visit Paull – Walkfo’s stats for the places to visit

With 7 audio plaques & Paull places for you to explore in the Paull area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Paull places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Paull history


Paull Village photo

Paull (Paghel) are listed in the Domesday Book as places within the Manor of Burstwick. The place is typical of a medieval settlement in Holderness, occupying higher, and better drained ground in an area prone to flooding. Paull Fleet and Up/Over Paull merged into a single village Paull in the 16th century. Historically Paull was known for shrimp fisheries.

Church of St Andrew

Paull Church of St Andrew photo

The early history of churches at Paull is uncertain. The present church was built c. 1355. It replaced a church on the banks of the Humber which was in a ruinous state. Initially dedicated to St Mary from the 15th century. The church was burnt during the English Civil War. It was restored in 1879 and again in 1890.

Fortifications and military works

Paull Fortifications and military works photo

Paull has been host to coastal defences for centuries. In 1542, a battery for twelve gunners was built at Paull as part of a review of coastal defences carried out by Henry VIII to prepare against possible war with France and Spain. In 1807, an earthen battery, Paull Cliff Battery, was erected in consequence of the Napoleonic Wars to house six 24 pounder cannons. In the 1860s new defences of the Humber were built, following the decommissioning of the Hull Citadel. During the Second World War the fort was the site of a ship Degaussing station, as well as being used as an ammunition store.

Other places and features

Paull Other places and features photo

Paull Holme (Holm) was also listed in the Domesday report, also in the Manor of Burstwick. The family of Holme held the place from the post Conquest period onwards, up to the 18th century when the estate passed to the Torre family. In 1377 the population was around 100; by 1840 only the north tower was still standing. As of 2010 the tower was roofless and in a ruinous condition.


In 1836 Hull Trinity House built a 40 feet (12 m) lighthouse at Paull, then between the shipyard and town. In 1870 Paull lighthouse was replaced by two sets of leading lights, also established by Hull’s Trinity House: one at Thorngumbald Clough and the other at Salt End. The lights were first lit on 25 July 1870, and on the same date Paull Lighthouse was decommissioned. As of 2015 both lights are still in use.

Land reclamation, drainage and flooding

Paull Land reclamation, drainage and flooding photo

The position of the Humber coastline has been relatively fluid over several centuries due to flooding, storms, silting, human intervention, and the condition of Spurn Point. The earliest record of a sea wall in the area was at Paull Holme in 1201. In the 17th century the bank of Humber east of Paull was much further north; Cherry Cobb was a sand bank separated from the Holderness mainland by a navigable channel “North Channel”

Paull geography / climate

Paull Geography photo

The western part of the civil parish of Paull lies on the banks of the Humber Estuary and is bounded by the Hedon Haven watercourse to the west and north. The other bounding parishes from west to east are Thorngumbald, Keyingham, Ottringham and Sunk Island. According to the 2011 UK census Paull parish had a population of 723, a decrease on the 2001 UK census figure of 765.

Paull village

Paull village is the only habitation of significance in the parish, excluding farms. It is accessed via a road off the A1033. Paull has a church, lighthouse, three pubs and a school.

Why visit Paull with Walkfo Travel Guide App?

Visit Paull PlacesYou can visit Paull places with Walkfo Paull to hear history at Paull’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Paull has 7 places to visit in our interactive Paull map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Paull, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Paull places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Paull & the surrounding areas.

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Best Paull places to visit

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

Paull photo Paull Holme Tower
Paull Holme Tower is an unusual late-medieval fortified tower in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It was built in the late 16th century and is located in the West Yorkshire. The tower is one of the most unusual structures in the country.

Visit Paull plaques

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Paull has 0 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Paull 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 Paull using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Paull plaque. Currently No Physical Plaques.