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MisterD-Di
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16 of 20  Wed 26th Sep 2012 10:10pm  
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I doubt that was ever the smallest house in England. My great-uncle lived in a house that was once claimed to be England's smallest house in the 1920s/30s, located at 95 High Street, Wavertree, Liverpool, and my late father used to visit there regularly. It is now incorporated in the pub next door, but the frontage is still there.
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Foxcote
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17 of 20  Thu 27th Sep 2012 9:11am  
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Morning, yes I agree with you, I noticed that in 1891, No 1, 16 Court, St. John St, there was an Electroplater and his wife and there was ample room for an 8 year old Boarder! I have linked an archaeological report because it seemed significant. St. John Street Archaeology.
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anne
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18 of 20  Fri 28th Sep 2012 6:27pm  
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Great photos-thanks! Cheers
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dutchman
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19 of 20  Tue 2nd Oct 2012 4:05am  
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On 27th Sep 2012 9:11am, Foxcote said: I have linked an archaeological report because it seemed significant.
The "St John's Street" mentioned in the article isn't the same "St John's Street" in the photographs Foxcote. A new road was constructed more recently and named "St John's Street". It runs parallel to the original but is not in the same location. I believe the excavation site was quickly covered over again and is now the headquarters of Severn Trent Water. Also be aware that the original "St John's Street" was very much narrower than it appears in most of the photos. One of the "Memories" articles here suggests the upper stories of opposing jutted timber frames buildings were "almost touching", so narrow was the gap between them! Oh my
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Foxcote
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20 of 20  Tue 2nd Oct 2012 8:52am  
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I didn't realise that there was another St John's and so near. I was aware of the how close those jettied buildings were, it made it so easy for fires to engulf both sides of streets in the old days so quickly. and after the 'Great fires' in Warwick and London, planning laws were in force to widen roads and not use timber constructions/ thatch for the new buildings.
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