Welcome to Holderness House in Hull, a residential care home for elderly ladies. Nestled in more than six acres of beautiful gardens and woodland, this historic care home provides an idyllic home for ladies.
We are proud to provide care to the very highest of standards and all our residents are part of an extended family within the home. For more than 90 years we have made each and every lady who lives at Holderness House feel special, at home and most importantly well cared for.
Our dedicated and friendly staff provide all our ladies with first class personal care 24-hours a day. All our rooms are single, with en-suite facilities and all special dietary needs are catered for. We have a lift to all floors and a delightful spacious lounge and library for the ladies to enjoy.
When Thomas Ferens died in May 1930, he bequeathed the home and grounds of his and his late wife Ester to be used as a “rest home for poor gentlewomen in reduced circumstances”. Today, this still stands as Holderness House, a beautiful care home for elderly ladies off Holderness Road in Hull.
Thomas Ferens was a well-known forefather of Hull – he was a politician, philanthropist and industrialist who worked tirelessly for the benefit of local residents.
His gifts to Hull include the Ferens Art Gallery and £250,000 for what was to become the University of Hull. With great concern for the welfare of the people of Hull, Mr Ferens also bequeathed land for a boating lake in East Park, donated land and funded swimming baths in Chapman Street, as well as providing 12 alms-houses on Holderness Road. In other parts of the country, he also made substantial donations to schools, hospitals and charitable organisations.
He helped establish Reckitt & Sons and is well-known for speaking in the House of Commons to further the cause of women’s rights. He supported women’s suffrage at home and repeatedly drew attention to the trafficking of women and girls in the colonies.
For Holderness House and according to the recorded minutes that have been kept since its inception, the first women were received into the house in east Hull in February 1932.
As a registered charity, the home remains a vibrant place for elderly ladies to live and is supported by the dedicated and loyal staff and the Board of Trustees.