Paull is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, lying on the north bank of the Humber Estuary, in an area known as Holderness. The village is situated approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Hull city centre.
In the medieval period there are three settlements recorded at Paull. Paull Fleet, where the Hedon Haven flowed into the Humber (which later became Low Paull before it was flooded by the Humber), Up/Over Paull (which later became High Paull) and Paull Holme. These were treated as separate until the 16th century. The Muster Rolls for the region list them as separate until 1584 when a single roll was issued for Paull.
Paull has been host to coastal defences for centuries. In 1542, as part of a review of coastal defences carried out by Henry VIII to prepare against possible war with France and Spain, a battery for twelve gunners was built at Paull. One hundred years later, Charles 1st, having been refused entry into Hull, inspected his troops at Paull. Additions to the battery were then built to try to prevent supplies reaching Hull, a Parliamentary stronghold. Again, in 1807, an earthen battery was erected in consequence of the Napoleonic Wars to house six 24 pounder cannons and this time annexation of the land was vigorously resisted by its owners as letters from the period testify.
There are three public houses in Paull, namely they are The Royal Oak, Humber Tavern and Crown Inn.
In popular culture
Paull features in the book 'The Painter' by Will Davenport.
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- English Heritage. "Church of St Andrew (1083434)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
- English Heritage. "Old lighthouse and adjoining keepers' cottages (1161853)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
- Gazetteer – A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 9.
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- Details from listed building database (166659) . Images of England. English Heritage. – Old lighthouse and keepers houses
- Paull in the Domesday Book