Last edited 08 Mar 2021


The second edition of The Dictionary of Urbanism by Rob Cowan, published in 2020, suggests that ‘causey’ might refer to:

The word comes from 'causeway'.

Causey edge (Yorkshire) refers to a kerb.

Crown o' the causey (Scots) refers to: ‘The middle of the street. The 2006 guide Edinburgh Standards for Streets writes that in Edinburgh’s Old Town ‘crowns of the causeway (a ridge or crown along the centre of a road) was [sic] removed and levelled along with other subsequent improvements in the late 1700s’. ‘

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