The Exchange, Lowgate, Kingston Upon Hull

The Exchange, Lowgate, Kingston Upon Hull
Photograph taken 13 April 2001 © Mr John Turner. Source Historic England Archive ref: 387667

This building was a centre for Hull's commercial life when it was built in 1866 for the Hull Exchange Company. As well as a shipping exchange, it also housed a newsroom, offices, a telegraph company and had a club and refreshment room in the basement. It was described in 1891 as 'one of the chief ornaments of the town, a lofty and imposing edifice of Italian architecture'. It was converted in 1980-81 by Fisher, Hollingsworth & Partners to become Lowgate Courthouse.

Location

Kingston Upon Hull Kingston upon Hull

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

trade sea ship industry work Victorian (1837 - 1901)