Scoffham (see bibliography)
says that this group od houses "gives a good idea
of how the late medieval [sic] streets of Canterbury must
have looked" (p8).
Some (i.e. the middle ones) are quite thin
at the front, which allows for more shops in the crowded
city space. This also accounts for the fact that they
are several storeys high, as that maximises scarce space.
See more details below.