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Maister's House was built in 1743 for Henry Maister, by architect Joseph Page after a previous house on the site had been damaged by fire. At the time it was typical of many merchant's houses of the period, but now it is one of the very few surviving houses from the mid-18th century. The highlight of the interior is the ornate stone staircase with iron balustrade.
Maister's House has probably the most architecturally significant interior in Hull, and, indeed, one of the finest 18th-century interiors in the country. The house was damaged by bombs in WWII, but has since been restored.
The exterior looks plain, in keeping with Palladian fashion, but the simple exterior hides an opulent interior. Over the stairs is a statue of the Roman god Ceres, and facing the statue is a memorial to philosopher John Locke.
NOTE: Maister House is a tenanted property, owned by the National Trust. It is only open to the public on specific dates for the annual Heritage Open Days.
About Maister House
Address: 160 High Street, Hull, Yorkshire, England, HU1 1NL
Attraction Type: Historic Building
Website: Maister House
National Trust - see also: National Trust memberships (official website link)
Photo Credit: Bernard Sharp, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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