Smallest House in Great Britain

Smallest House in Great Britain

The Smallest House in Great Britain (Welsh: Y Tŷ Lleiaf ym Mhrydain Fawr), also known as the Quay House, is a tourist attraction on the quay in Conwy, Wales. It is reputed to be the smallest house in the United Kingdom.

The minuscule home was built in the 16th century and remained in use until 1900, when the tenant was a 6-foot-3-inch (1.91 m) fisherman named Robert Jones.[1] The rooms were too small for him to stand up in fully and he was eventually forced to move out when the council declared the house unfit for human habitation, along with a number of properties. The house is owned by the landlord's descendants, the landlord being a man also named Robert Jones, having been passed to female relatives since Robert's sons showed a lack of interest in the business.[citation needed]

After some persuasion by the then editor of the North Wales Weekly News, Roger Dawson (the owner) and the editor toured the United Kingdom in order to declare the house The Smallest House in Great Britain, a status that was later confirmed by the Guinness Book of Records.[2]

The house was recently involved in an advertising campaign by the furniture company Snug, who demonstrated that they could fit their sofa into the smallest house in Britain.[3]

^ Irvine, Chris (15 March 2010). "Flat 'smaller than a snooker table' worth £200,000". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 17 March 2010. Retrieved 9 August 2013. ^ Jones, Mari (18 November 2016). "History of the smallest house in Great Britain". northwales. Retrieved 26 May 2017. ^ "Snug "Sofa revolution" by Wax/On", Campaign, published 18 October 2021.
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