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Bettison's Folly

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One of the curiosities of this part of the town is a Grade II Listed building known locally as 'Bettison's Folly'

Bettison, who lived in a large house immediately to the North of this site on Newbegin, was a Hull newspaper proprietor in the middle of the 1850's. Because he insisted on his dinner being served immediately on his home from Hull, he built the tower so that a servant, or his son, could spot his carriage as it descended Southorpe Hill. Presumably his appearance in the near distance threw the household into turmoil and his demands were met.