Thwaite Hall

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Thwaite Hall
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Thwaite Hall, Cottingham
Thwaite Hall
Former namesThwaite House
General information
Type Hall of residence
Location Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Coordinates 53°46′45″N0°24′00″W / 53.77915°N 0.40006°W / 53.77915; -0.40006 Coordinates: 53°46′45″N0°24′00″W / 53.77915°N 0.40006°W / 53.77915; -0.40006
Completed1803-1807 (as private residence)
RenovatedFirst renovation 1875, expansion 1930s-40s
Owner University of Hull
Technical details
Floor count2

Thwaite Hall was a traditional hall of residence of the University of Hull, located in Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

History and description

Thwaite House was built in Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire between 1803 and 1807, it was acquired in 1872 by David Wilson and sold to his brother Charles Wilson, 1st Baron Nunburnholme in 1875, who substantially enlarged it and converted it into a mansion. After further changes of ownership in 1928, along with Needler Hall, it was acquired by the newly created university college, and expanded in the 1930s and 40s into a hall of residence. [1]

In 2009, it consisted of 187 rooms and included a junior common room, a TV room, games room, library and senior common room. Thwaite Hall had 24 acres (97,000 m2) of grounds including parkland, meadows, a lake, and sport facilities. [2]

It was announced in summer 2017 that the hall would not be taking in new students in September 2017 due to a lack of demand, leaving the future of the halls uncertain. In June 2018, the university placed the hall on the open market as a redevelopment opportunity. [3] [4]

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References

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    • Historic England. "Thwaite Hall (1000137)". National Heritage List for England . Retrieved 6 December 2012.
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    • K.J. Allison (1981), "Hull Gent. Seeks Country Residence, 1750-1850", East Yorkshire Local History Series, East Yorkshire Local History Society, no. 36, p. 20, ISBN   0900349360
  2. "Thwaite Hall". The University of Hull. Archived from the original on 15 December 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  3. Young, Angus (27 June 2018). "Historic Thwaite Hall is up for sale - with 17 acres of grounds". Hull Daily Mail. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  4. Murphy, Lizzie (13 June 2018). "University sells former halls of residence". The Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 15 October 2018.