I encountered this dust spider while cleaning up in a hallway in my house. My hospitality regarding spiders is only limited so I put him outside. Later I found him back sitting on a wall and made this picture. the spider stayed there the rest of the day till night came and then he left.
In France Tegenaria sp. are released into wine cellars as the presence of their webs makes the cellars look old.
In 1936 a policeman on point duty on Lambeth Bridge in London held up traffic to allow a particularly large Tegenaria sp. to cross the road.