FORMER IMMIGRANT STATION AND RAILWAY PLATFORM

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1207714
Date first listed:
21-Jan-1994
Statutory Address:
FORMER IMMIGRANT STATION AND RAILWAY PLATFORM, ANLABY ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
FORMER IMMIGRANT STATION AND RAILWAY PLATFORM, ANLABY ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
City of Kingston upon Hull (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TA 09051 28688

Details

This list entry was subject to a Minor Enhancement on 30/03/2017

TA0928NW 680-1/21/264

KINGSTON UPON HULL ANLABY ROAD (North side) Former Immigrant Station and railway platform

GV II Former immigrant station, now a social club, and railway platform. 1871. By Thomas Prosser. For the North Eastern Railway Co. Extended 1881. Altered late C20.

MATERIALS: yellow brick with ashlar dressings and hipped slate roofs.

PLAN: L-plan.

EXTERIOR: Single storey; thirteen windows, all top hung casements. Off-centre late C20 door flanked by windows, two blocked. At the rear, a railway platform with renewed hipped canopy on cast-iron columns. To south and east, ashlar screen walls with segment-arched openings.

HISTORY: this building is of historical importance because it was used exclusively to handle immigrant passengers from north-west Europe to America. They travelled by sea to Hull, then by train to Liverpool, where they embarked for America. For health reasons, amongst others, they were segregated from other passengers. This makes the station part of the heritage of many Americans.

The Immigrant Station or waiting room had facilities for the emigrants to meet the ticket agents, wash, use the toilet and take shelter from the weather. It has estimated that 2.2 million migrants, chiefly from Scandinavia and the Baltic, passed through Hull in the years 1836-1914.

Listing NGR: TA0905128688

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
387439
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Websites
Nicholas J Evans, 1999. Migration from Northern Europe to America via the Port of Hull, 1848-1914, accessed . from http://www.norwayheritage.com/articles/templates/voyages.asp?articleid=28&

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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