Thursday, August 20, 2020

The second narrowest street in England

Finding the second narrowest street in England.


Stone Street - the second narrowest street in England
You can find Stone Street off Eccleston Street in Prescot town centre

We always enjoy finding odd, obscure and interesting things on our travels and while in Prescot, Merseyside we checked out a number of the plaques to find out more about the people and places in the town.

Stone Street - the second narrowest street in England
Stone Street is only 28 inches wide

We hadn't expected to find the second narrowest street in England there though. What a claim to fame.

Stone Street - the second narrowest street in England
The street isn't wide enough to socially distance on

Other narrow streets

The narrowest street in Britain is Parliament Street in Exeter, Devon which measures 25 inches at its narrowest.

The narrowest street in the world is Spreuerhofstra├če in Reutlingen, Germany. That street measures just 12.2 inches at its narrowest!

Other narrow things

While on holiday in Scotland in 2014 we visited the Isle of Cumbrae and the seaside town of Millport where we stumbled upon The Wedge - the world's narrowest house at 47 inches wide.

I've also been to The Piece of Cheese Cottage in Hastings. That dwelling lays claim to being the only three-sided cottage in England and the second smallest cottage in the country.

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