Category: Where is Hull

Situated on the east side of England, on the North bank of the river Humber. The area of Hull is believed to have been inhabited since the early Neolithic period, but with little to no evidence of any substantial settlement within the area.
The earliest record of a settlement in the Hull area was a place referred to as Myton, although this is not listed in the doomsday book of 1086.
By the late 12th century the monks of the near by Meaux abbey which is situated just outside Beverly (around 7 miles outside Hull, a 15 minute car journey) created the new town of Wyke (the name comes from the Scandinavian language and means creek i.e. the river Hull). The monks were in need of a port from which they could export wool from their estates. Although the exact year that Hull was founded is unknown, it was first mentioned in 1193 as Wyke on Hull. Both Myton and Wyke remain in use as political ward areas in the city. It’s worth noting that whilst technically at this point in time England is fully under Norman rule, the Viking rule had ceased only 20 years prior, and will likely have had many Viking customs and traditions embedded in society especially in the north were Danelaw had established from 865ad to 954ad.