Alley or lane in London historically.
Luckily in the UK etc we have history on our side to spice it up.
worth a glimpse. https://www.google.com/amp/s/londontopi ... ondon/amp/
I used to do a job that had half a rock buried into the side of a building in the City. No one saw it. It had a tiny plaque attache that said The London Stone.
Years later I read Peter Ackroyd on the history of London and later the Thames.
Turns out if you remove it, legend says London falls. It goes back years. Most rocks do. I think it was finally taken away a year or two back. The tiny corner of oolitic limestone was part of a far bigger rock which was maintained during removal.... can you imagine this happening in the states lol ?!?
Maybe they are keeping the removed rock on the square mile because no doubt ropey though the times, the city stands yet.
In north and west Oxfordshire, both 'tuer ' and ' tewer' are found. I wonder if they might be related to 'tuyere' which is the nozzle through which air is forced into a forge - the idea of length and narrowness fits both.
I used to have a colleague from Liverpool-who called cats 'Jigger bunnies', a Jigger being the alley behind a terrace.
Fascinating things, dialect words.
Back to Tewkesbury and a little off the 'Alleys' discussion. In the town, there are two Pubs. The Black Bear one of the oldest in Gloucestershire and at present being refurbished, and the White Bear. The big manor house that stood between them was called...Twixtbears House. Long demolished, it was replaced by a small housing estate which was called Twixtbears.