New homes in Anlaby
New homes in Anlaby
Whether you’re discovering local history, playing a round of golf or shopping ‘til you drop, there are lots of things to see and do close to your new home in Anlaby. As a suburb of Hull in the north east of England, Anlaby is well-connected to nearby towns and cities, with plenty of employment opportunities within commuting distance of the village.
A quick history
Historians believe Anlaby started life as a farmstead, growing into a village over the centuries that followed. After a road connected the village to Hull in the early 14th century the area began to thrive, although by the end of the 1300s there were riots over the new canals built to supply water from the rural areas to Hull.
In the 17th century during the English Civil War, there were battles in Anlaby as the Parliamentarians tried to take Hull from the Royalists. Anlaby Hall was built in the 1680s, followed by Anlaby House, and by the middle of the 19th century, the area was considered a very desirable place to live.
The local train station was closed in the 1950s, but the roads were significantly improved and the village quickly became joined to Hull as a suburb.
Business and industry
There are several big employers in and around the Hull area, including; the manufacturing firm Fenner, pork producer Cranswick, communications company KCOM Group, and William Jackson Food Group, and Abel & Cole. Other major businesses include; Arco, City Healthcare Partnership and MKM Building Supplies.
Things to do in the area
Anlaby has its own shopping centre, concentrated around Anlaby Road, while the local retail park on Springfield Way is home to a number of big shops. Hull is home to St Stephen’s Shopping Centre and Princes Quay.
If you’re a sports fan, you can enjoy a leisurely round of golf at Hull Golf Club, cheer on Hull City FC at KCOM Stadium, or go ice skating at Hull Arena. Other attractions in the city are; The Deep, Streetlife Museum of Transport and Ferens Art Gallery.
For a breath of fresh country air; RSPB Blacktoft Sands, Spurn Heritage Coast and the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are all just a short drive away, while local beaches include Hornsea Beach, Bridlington Beach and Sutton-on-Sea Beach.
Travel and commuting
Located near the A164 and A63, Anlaby has good transport links into the centre of Hull with a journey time of 20-minutes by car or bus. Although there’s no train station in Anlaby itself, there are rail services nearby in Hull and Hessle.
If you’re travelling to London, the car journey from Anlaby takes around four hours while the train journey from Hull Paragon Interchange to King’s Cross takes two hours 45-minutes, changing once in Doncaster.
When it’s time for a well-earned break, Doncaster Sheffield Airport is under an hour away by car.