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Why Are Main Roads Called High Streets?


Why is a High Street called a High Street? In America it is a Main Street - which makes more sense.


Name: Daniel, Southwark
Qualification: Avid amateur historian
Answer: Hundreds of years ago we called all our main routes Highways and as language evolved they've become known as High Streets.

James - Why were they called Highways though?

Daniel - That wasn't the question!

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