Maister House

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Maister House

Kingston upon Hull
East Riding

National Trust

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Maister House
Grid reference: TA10172875
Location: 53°44’37"N, 0°19’52"W
Address: High Street
Website: Maister House

Maister House is a Georgian merchant's house on the High Street in the Old Town of Kingston upon Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

The house is today in the care of the National Trust. It is however let to tenants and only the entrance hall and staircase are open to the public.

The house is a Grade II listed building.[1]

This is not a house of flamboyant beauty has a frontage that is fairly plain and simple in an example of what might be called town-Palladian. Its form dates from when the house was rebuilt for Henry Maister in 1743 after a fire.

This house is a rare example of a merchant's house from Kingston-upon-Hull's international trading heyday.


The exterior of the house appears very plain but this simplicity is a typical feature of Palladian architecture. The present stone steps and railings at the front entrance were designed by Mr. Johnson in a Georgian style.

Inside is a wrought-iron balustrade riding to the stairs and gallery. On the wall above the stairs is a niche containing a statue of Ceres, the goddess of the harvest, and on the opposite wall is a plaque representing the philosopher John Locke.

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  1. National Heritage List 1283090: Maisters House