Little John Street (Manchester)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 53.478567, -2.253932
Adm. div. Lancashire
Vicinity Connecting Great John and Quay streets
Type Thoroughfare
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant
First Record 1918
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Little John Street.
Little John Street, running S–N from Great John Street to Quay Street / Gerald England, 14 Jul. 2018, Creative Commons, via Geograph.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-03-05. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-02-13.

Little John Street which runs north from Great John Street to Quay Street, Manchester, is such a humble little street its name is only included on 25" O.S. maps, not the 6" maps. It is labelled 'Little John Street' on the 25" map published 1923, based on a revision carried out 1915–16. The 25" maps from c. 1893 and c. 1908 are not online. The street may be included in one or both of these. The street was in existence by 1918, when a family moved from 42 Lower Byrom Street to 15 Little John Street.[1]

Since Little John Street is a side street of Great John Street, someone obviously had a sense of humour. A rather similar situation is found with John and Little John streets in Bristol.




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