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Civic Trail
An old map showing the city of Hull in 1735.

Holy Trinity church was at the heart of Hull’s city centre: a civic, as well as religious centre. This map shows Holy Trinity on a map of Hull published by Thomas Gent, 1735.

In the Middle Ages, Mayors, Sheriffs and merchants built chantries and almshouses around it. After the Reformation (and until 1830s), the living was under the patronage of the Corporation.

The ‘merchant princes’ who dominated Hull’s trade with the Baltic, France and the Low Countries, left their mark on the building. Many left their bones in its vaults and memorials in the church.

Use the 'Map' and 'List' buttons below to explore some of the people that have contributed to Hull's civic life over the centuries.

A stone wall-memorial to Richard Gray
Mayor Richard Gray
A series of small stone memorial wall plaques dedicated to members of the Maister family.
The Maister Family
A stone wall plaque commemorating Philip Green.
Philip Green
Crowle Family Portrait George and Eleanor with their six children copyright Hands on History Centre
George and Eleanor Crowle
Two drak grey floor slabs commemorate William and Ann Ramsden.
William and Ann Ramsden
A dark grey floor slab commemorating Robert and Janet Schonswar.
Robert and Janet Schonswar
The stone floor commemorating Thomas Dalton shows etched outlines of figures.
Thomas Dalton
Two stone effigies probably represent Robert and Emma Selby.
Robert De Selby and Emma Ravenser