17. Newland Park
Turning left at the top of Newland Avenue you shortly reach Newland Park. When obliged to leave his attic flat in 1974, Larkin struggled with the responsibilities of owning no.105, which he described to a friend as 'the ugliest one-roomed house in Hull'. Reflecting on the fateful day when 'The mower stalled, twice', his distress over having accidentally killed a hedgehog led him to conclude that '..we should be careful/ Of each other, we should be kind/ While there is still time.'

Larkin continued to live in Newland Park until he died. In 1983, two years before his death, Larkin's close friend, Monica Jones, joined him at no.105 and stayed on in the house until her own death in 2001. The lengthy house clearance uncovered hundreds of letters from Larkin to Monica.

In the years following Larkin's death, the façade of the house has gradually changed, including a bay window where Larkin's garage door once was.

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GPS (WGS84) Co-ordinates

Latitude: 53° 46.1346
Longitude: 0° 21.8971

OS Co-ordinates
Easting: 507866
Northing: 431523
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