Up the back passage

Fnaar

Smutmaster General
Location
Thumberland
Language question:
2 rows of terraced houses back to back. Between back gardens or yards, there is a paved passage, parallel to the roads, often wide enough for a car, often cobbled.
What are they called in your neck of the woods?

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Cathryn

Legendary Member
Ginnels or Gennels in Yorkshire.
 

Melvil

Guest
Well....in the vernacular of my home region they are called 'S**t lanes' as in the past all sorts of rubbish as well as 'effluent' would find their way into them.

Not sure what the 'posh' name for them is, though.
 
Rear entries, often abbreviated to entries. The slightly more formal description would be rear passageway.
 
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