Distribution in England and Wales of Tegenaria saeva and T. gigantea based on 10x10 km grid squares of standard maps (Ordnance Survey, the national mapping agency of Great Britain). Black squares, T. saeva; white squares, T. gigantea; grey squares, those containing both species. Spiders with intermediate morphologies are not included (figure from Croucher et al 2007).
In the south of the country, both species distributions meet in a narrow stable zone, in Dorset, where hybridisation appears not to be very common and when it happens results in high hybrid mortality. Since the 1970s, however, both species have expanded into Yorkshire and in this region they often occur in the same places and hybridise commonly, so that their species boundaries are falling apart and many morphologically intermediate forms are found. As Hull is in an area of high hybridisation, my inability to ID the spider might have more to do with my limitations, but there is a high chance there is no "pure" T. gigantea and T. saeva in this area any more, and that these house spiders are actually merging into one as they carry on colonising towards the north.
Croucher, P., Oxford, G., & Searle, J. (2004). Mitochondrial differentiation, introgression and phylogeny of species in the Tegenaria atrica group (Araneae: Agelenidae) Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 81 (1), 79-89 DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2004.00280.x
Croucher, P., Jones, R., Searle, J., & Oxford, G. (2007). CONTRASTING PATTERNS OF HYBRIDIZATION IN LARGE HOUSE SPIDERS (TEGENARIA ATRICA GROUP, AGELENIDAE) Evolution, 61 (7), 1622-1640 DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2007.00146.x