"A short note" Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate Tip by iandsmith

Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate, York: 9 reviews and 14 photos

  A plaque, a short street, nothing more
by iandsmith
 
 

The shortest street in York was known as 'Whitnourwhatnourgate' during the sixteenth century but took its present name when it became the location of a pillory and whipping cart where the city's petty criminals were publicly flogged.
Though some tout it as the shortest street in Great Britain it hasn't quite made that yet and the name is supposed to have meant "What a street".

Directions: Between Colliergate and Fossgate

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 26, 2005
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“The shortest distance between two people is laughter (note sign in picture)”

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