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Parliament Street

Originally called Small Lane it isn't known how it got the name Parliament Street. The street dates from the 14th century and is claimed to be the narrowest street in the world. It is about 45 yards long and at its' narrowest 25 inches wide. So I wouldn't get down it Yell

 

Right that's your lot for Exeter. I haven't got a clue what is coming next at the time of writing this.

Parliament Street

Originally called Small Lane it isn't known how it got the name Parliament Street. The street dates from the 14th century and is claimed to be the narrowest street in the world. It is about 45 yards long and at its' narrowest 25 inches wide. So I wouldn't get down it Yell

 

Right that's your lot for Exeter. I haven't got a clue what is coming next at the time of writing this.

comments (21)

I wouldn't either Bill...What a perspective!
Bill Phillips: Haha but do we care Richard ? grin
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Oct 2013, 07:02
When you say you haven't a clue what is coming next I am reminded of the phrase the Devil finds work for idle hands..

This street is amazing!
Bill Phillips: I think you should visit and have your picture taken wedged between the walls
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Oct 2013, 07:40
an interesting photo - I'm not sure if I could get down it unless I would make quite d√ľnne! 63,5 cm - perhaps if I would go en profile! The name Parliament Street may be often suiting.
Bill Phillips: I often think the name is a comment on our political masters
It will be more of the same mind numbing images you usually put up.
Bill Phillips: Hopefully
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 18 Oct 2013, 08:00
A good test for slimmers, Bill
Bill Phillips: It would take me years!
Exeter is a nice city. Did you see the house that moved?
Bill Phillips: I was living in Exeter when they moved it James
Cat alley eh!
Bill Phillips: Haha even some cats might get stuck
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 18 Oct 2013, 09:01
People must have been slimmer in those days Bill, or perhaps it was a street for cats only. Imagine having to pass someone half way, it would be rather intimate.
Bill Phillips: If you tried to pass I think you would have to marry them
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 18 Oct 2013, 09:15
I don't remember seeing this
Bill Phillips: Easily missed Aussie!
That is a narrow street, Bill. Lovely shot.
Bill Phillips: They don't come narrower Pauline
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 18 Oct 2013, 11:09
It is stretching the truth a bit to call it a street, I'd say but makes a good photo.
Bill Phillips: It has been a street for over 600 years Mary smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Oct 2013, 11:11
A lot of possibilities for the name:
1. It is around the corner from a pub and people held 'parliament' in this street.
2. Along the same vein - the single seated room in the house is sometimes called the parliament.
3. Opposing pedestrians held parliament about who could go forward and who to reverse.

Like you, I am not fit for this exercise.
Bill Phillips: Some fine theories. We could discuss them over several glasses of wine at the Turks Head a nearby pub
I would love to see how they would manage a side door entrance opening onto this 'street', Bill.
Bill Phillips: gringringringrin Wonderful comment
wow, don't think I can walk down this street...I really should visit exeter. it looks interesting
Bill Phillips: It is Rani. Well worth a trip
If you met somebody coming the other way there wouldn't even be room to turn round and go back.
Bill Phillips: At least you can see the full length so a sensible person would wait at the end......mind you not many of them about these days
A good way to meet and get to know people. Perhaps the connection to Parliament is narrow minds and blinkered vision.
Bill Phillips: That's the best explanation to date John
Not designed for the claustrophobic!
Bill Phillips: Or the biggly built as a friend of Ange's used to say
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 18 Oct 2013, 19:57
This looks like an opportunity for an advert ... Remember the silk cut one from absolutely ages ago
Bill Phillips: http://www.alastairmcintosh.com/images/silkcut.htm

Interesting the name they gave the first one as you will see if you follow the link
I'm surprised that some council idiot hasn't painted yellow lines.
Bill Phillips: No it is a surprise.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Oct 2013, 06:37
Hmmmm!

Noddy's car might just fit down there.
Bill Phillips: Big ears wouldn't though
  • elleplate
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Oct 2013, 17:38
it makes you wonder why! but interesting smile
Bill Phillips: Perhaps people were much thinner all those years ago

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