7. Trinity Square
To the back of this small but imposing Square stands the statue of Andrew Marvell. He was educated at the fifteenth-century Hull Grammar School (now the Hands On History Museum), which you can see just behind his statue. Marvell went on to become Hull's 'singular Member of Parliament' and one of the best-known metaphysical poets.

His statue is symbolic of the city's rich literary heritage. Hull is the birthplace of Stevie Smith, was the adoptive home of Alan Plater and John Godber, and the University home of many creative talents, including Andrew Motion, Douglas Dunn and Anthony Minghella.

Marvell's father was a lecturer at Holy Trinity, the magnificent 14th century Anglican parish church to your left, where William Wilberforce was baptised. As MP for Hull, Wilberforce fought strongly for the abolition of slavery.

Through an archway directly opposite Holy Trinity Church is Prince Street, the city's elegant arc of Georgian town houses.



GPS (WGS84) Co-ordinates

Latitude: 53° 44.4961
Longitude: 0° 20.1105

OS Co-ordinates
Easting: 509900
Northing: 428530
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