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History Around Hull

Has the house been changed in any way?

Yes it has, originally in the 1660’s when Hugh Lister built it you basically had two down, two up, which is the original front and two rooms here and two up there. And when Robert Wilberforce, who was the father of William Wilberforce acquired it he put in a stairway in two rooms down and two rooms above and there was also a period in the 1730’s where it was added to, so we have got a lot of styles, a lot of history of different owners who have added to it, some may have even knocked walls down to add additional ones.