London's Smallest House
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London's Smallest House

The smallest house in London, only 3 feet wide at its smallest.


Now part of Tyburn Convent, this building is 3 feet 6 inches wide. One theory for its existence is that it blocked a public right of way to serve as a watch house overlooking the old St George's graveyard - extremely popular with bodysnatchers in the 18th Century!

With the ground floor consisting of nothing more than an alleyway behind the front door and the first floor just a tiny bathroom.

It was built in 1805, and was damaged by a bomb in 1941.

Lewis Grant Wallace was the first and only tenant. This 3 foot wide house is smaller than most custom closets in homes today. Most people can't imagine living in a space that small.

Location: 10 Hyde Park Place, Marble Arch


This has now gone, its part of the Tyburn Convent. Best, Chris (chris lawson)
Posted by chris lawson on 2009-02-14
More inspiration:

Tyburn ConventTyburn Convent
Catholic retreat on the Bayswater Road and very weird and spooky