Deaf Centre, 63 Spring Bank, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU3 1AG
Take a Tour around this castle like building, which manages to hide some amazing things behind its impressive facade.
Purpose built for the Deaf in 1925-6 by architects F. J. Horth & H. Andrew and variously described as attractive and sombre, but always as a prominent example of Vernacular Revival style architecture with (some Tudor references).
One of the largest building facades on Spring Bank, it sports an impressive castle-like gabled entrance with side turret, solid chimney stacks and distinctive long rows of stone mullioned windows to both floors, which along with purposely designed interior architectural voids (and a now hidden rose ceiling) in order to admit plenty of light to aid visual communication (BSL), and which also forms its circular/horseshoe central design.
The charity itself was established in around 1853 by a group of Deaf people who originally met regularly under a street light down High Street in Hull.
Originally built for a whopping £14,500 (which back in 1920’s Hull was a tidy sum). The charity has always owned the building outright and has no affiliation with the county council or the government, maintaining ourselves via our charity’s funds.
On site we have a billiards room, a bar, the Ferens Hall function space, a chapel, TV/ children’s room and kitchen all of which will be part of the tour.
Whether you are looking for places to shop, places to eat, relaxing activities and enjoyable attractions, in Hull you will find what you are looking for. Hull is an up and coming water front city which is popular with small groups and coach parties alike. Hull has eight free museums, The Deep, Hull Truck Theatre, new retail and leisure centres and many places to eat and drink in Hull are all waiting to be discovered - all the ingredients for a perfect city break or day out.