Former Fish Smoking House, Kingston Upon Hull

Former Fish Smoking House, Kingston Upon Hull
Photograph taken 12 December 2006 © Mr Brian Callan LRPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 387808

This fish smoking house dates from c1890. It is an example of a specialised building associated with the Hull fishing industry, which flourished from 1880 until 1970. Inside it has a cellar containing fireplaces. There are 9 kilns with wooden racks and board doors above them. Fires of sawdust were lit in the cellar fireplaces. The smoke rose through the wooden racks on which the prepared fish were hung.

Location

Kingston Upon Hull Kingston upon Hull

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

work industry fishing food Victorian (1837 - 1901)