Introduction and the History of Anlaby Road

A settlement known as Wyke had existed on the banks of the River Hull for hundreds of years prior to King Edward I acquiring lands in the area and creating his “Kingstown upon the River Hull” in 1293. Until this time the small settlement could only be reached by water and no roads led to or from Hull until the early years of the next century. It was at this time that the king ordered roads to be built to link his new town with the neighbouring towns and hamlets of Beverley, Hessle, Southcoates and the Viking settlement of Anlaby – “Anlaf’s Town”. For many years prior to the King creating the medieval new-town the only access overland was via the dangerous, and often impassable route, along the banks of the River Humber.

You can read the whole history in the .pdf flipbook below…

Anlaby Road History

and you can browse all the images in the gallery.

Anlaby Road Images