Today’s photo. shows the view north-west from the elevated public right of way across the roofs of warehouses at Albert Dock, its lock just off picture centre-right.
A couple of concluding remarks:
As Dr. Woodward published the wording as originally written the run of descriptions becomes an example of how English spelling and grammar were becoming more standardised in early modern times. I have quoted a few examples, but it was an aside to the main theme. Daniel Defoe’s description, c.1720, could have been written by a 20th century writer (Samuel Johnson was 11 years old in 1720 and growing-up in Lichfield, his A Dictionary of the English Language was first published 35 years later).
The later descriptions imply/state that Hull was getting more built-up, crowded with buildings. Of course, at the time of all these descriptions Hull was still confined within the 14th century town walls so the observation would seem reasonable. However, 18th century plans of Hull (early maps), which I have written about at some length in the article on Suffolk Palace (see section 3 of this website), show considerable areas of open ground within the town walls up to the last decades of the 18th century, particularly where Suffolk Palace’s gardens had been and inside the western town wall.
All chose to perpetuate the misnomer that the Humber was a river!
All admired the architecture of Holy Trinity church, the church as they saw it already all-but-the-same as the building seen today – the descriptions of the chantry chapels that once stood alongside the south wall of the chancel are particularly interesting.
Having completed this run of 16 researched and written blogs I am taking a few days off. I want to compile an inventory of blogs and am involved in planting spring bulbs in Pearson Park as well as everyday tasks.