The world’s shortest street

At 6 ft 9 in long, Ebenezer Place, in Wick, Caithness, is credited by the Guinness Book of Records as being the world’s shortest street.

Ebenezer Place is occupied by Mackays Hotel:

This Hotel was first called the Temperance Hotel and was built in 1883 by Alexander Sinclair, auctioneer for the town:

This is an 1872 map of the site of the Hotel (before it was built):

And this is map from 1905 with the Hotel occupying Ebenezer Place, the world’s shortest street:

The John O’Groat Journal of Thursday, 15th November 1883 gives the reason why the Street was so called:

Thus we have “the rock of help”:

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