In the late 12th century, the monks of Meaux Abbey recognised the need for a port where the carefully gathered wool from their estates could be exported. With this in mind, they selected a location at the meeting of the rivers Hull and Humber, in which to build a quay, and established the town of Kingston upon Hull.
Kingston upon Hull - or Hull as it's commonly known - has been a market town, military supply port, and centre of trade throughout the centuries. Originally named 'Kings-town upon Hull' by King Edward I in 1299, the region has since been home to a variety of great politicians, including William Wilberforce, its MP in the 1700s, who play a significant role in the abolition of slavery in Britain.
More recently, since the start of the 20th century, the city of Hull has been unique in the UK for having its own independent telephone network (KC, formerly Kingston Communications), and boasts telephone boxes that are cream, rather than traditional red.
Though our closest showroom in Chesterfield can be reached within an hour and a half drive from Hull, we do offer a worktop sample service with free delivery straight to your door - a great alternative that lets you view our worktops in the comfort of your home. Costs start at just £5 per sample/sample pack and allow you to see the high-quality finish of each of our worktops. What's more, the cost of your sample can be redeemed when you place your worktop order with us. We have a wide variety of materials, styles and designs on offer, so have a browse and see which one's your favourite!
Order your worktops by 12 noon for next day delivery to Hull.