Old Compton Street absorbed Little Compton Street in 1896


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Old Compton Street absorbed Little Compton Street in 1896.

A street sign for Little Compton Street remains visible on a wall of a utility tunnel beneath a street grate on a traffic island in the middle of the junction of Old Compton Street and Charing Cross Road.

Contrary to popular belief, this was a tunnel that previously ran under Little Compton Street, rather than it having been 'buried'.


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