23b12: High St, 1979 - The Old Town
Dunwell's Forge and the Danish Buildings on the corner
of Scale Lane Staith are still standing and little changed since 1979, and
the nearer building at left is now the southern part of 'Bond 31 and still
much the same. George Christopher Dunwell was born around 1855 and was a
ship smith and is listed here in 1892 and was still alive at the time of
the 2011 census. The Grade II listed building at 153 High St is one of Hull's
oldest timber framed buildings, "Late C16, remodelled late C18, with
mid C19 and C20 alterations". It has been disused for many years though
for some time in the 1980s it was the Forge Bar, a part of Montague's Club.
Danish Buildings at 44-6 High St are helpfully dated above their door 1858
and are thought to have been designed by one of Victorian Hull's leading
achitects , William Botterill. They appear to have been a built as office
suites, now redeveloped for use by some of Hull's 'creative industries',
but I can find no explanation for their name, though of course the port
of Hull had consdierable trade with Denmark.
Images on this site are arranged into rough areas by location as in my book 'Still Occupied', available on Blurb. Eventually this site will contain all the images in that book and more.
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