A literal interpretation. Mint Wall Passage on the Bailgate, Lincoln, England. Doors are often found alongside cottages in medieval towns leading to a passageway from which entrances to hidden houses or gardens are found.
In Shropshire such passageways or alleys are known as ‘shuts’, in Scotland and possibly north-east England they call them ‘wynds’, in Yorkshire I used to know them as ‘ginnels’ but ‘snicket’ and ‘gennel’ is also used. What unusual name is used in your region for a passageway or alley?
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38 thoughts on “Black and White Sunday: Passage”
Lots of wynds in Yorkshire 🙂 It’s the mint wall bit that gets me! What’s mint about it?
Banking? Or at least the Roman form of it? What do you call a passage in your neck of the woods then? Anabel thinks ‘cut’ is used in the NE.
Of course! I did make that connection but somehow I wanted the wall to be green, even though it was black and white 🙂 Cuts are very few and far between. Probably mostly been knocked down by now. Still many wynds both north and south of me though. I’ll start looking when I get back tomorrow. 😦 Happy Sunday! 🙂
Well, that was the door (actually dark red) to the passage to the wall, which lies behind the hotel in which we stayed. Did we get a photo of said wall? Er… no.
How interesting, who would have known? Looks just like a front door to the untrained eye.
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