High Street?!?!


I know this is very random...but it's just something that I've thought and wondered if anyone knows the answer.

Does anyone know why all High Streets are actually called High Street and not Shop St or Market St or 'Not-as-high-as-that-street-but-slightly-above-sea-level Street?

Answer on a post card please................ :shock: :?


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Because it was the street where the better class merchants sold their wares, and was used by the gentry and minor nobility. Of course, the upper classes had all their stuff delivered or made by their own servants.

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