Photo by Tony Mould
Twitten is an old Sussex word meaning ‘shortcut’. It is the name given to the many narrow alleyways or passages usually between two buildings or walls, leading to courtyards, streets or gardens. Many of these are found throughout Brighton and Hove: the Laines area could be seen to be a collection of twittens, but they can be found in Patcham, Withdean and Hollingbury too.
(map of Twittens in the Hollingbury/Patcham/Withdean area)