Tiny house you often walk past was once known as ‘The Bog Shop’

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This is the tiny house many will have walked by every day and not realised its long, eclectic history.

Property 284A Poulton Road in Wallasey,Wirral, is easy to overlook as you make your way to Central Park or drive past on the bus.

But if you take a closer look you can see the brickwork has been painted with a piano pattern – giving a little hint at its current usage.

The pint-sized structure on the corner of the park has proven to be a very versatile unit over the years, having once been a police sub-station and public toilet – at one point known locally, and lovingly as 'The Bog Shop'.

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But it isn't until the 1970s that we can see planning documents put forward for several changes of use.

284A Poulton Road, Wallasey.

In the mid-1970s it became a taxi rank -perhaps the perfect size for a person to coordinate radio hire cabs.

But that changed by the end of that decade when it became a tobacco and sweet shop.

Again, seemingly the perfect size and location for all the people out for a walk in the park.

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284A Poulton Road, Wallasey.

That closed by the 1990s, but this was not the end of the ingenious uses for the brick building.

The current owner applied for permission from Wirral Council in 2000 for it to become a recording studio.

And that is what it has been ever since, offering specialised sessions for vocalists in the sound-proof booth big enough for one singer.

Now known as the Fynk Studio and run by a company of the same name, musicians can hire the space out for aspiring artists to lay down some tracks.

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It is not the only pint-sized house that has caused intrigue over the years.

There is a tiny house that's small enough to fit in the space between two alleyways on Westbourne Road in Birkenhead, barely looks tall enough to stand up in and from the road it appears to consist of little more than one small room.

Located half way down the street, number 64 is just a short walk from Oxton Village in one direction and Birkenhead Park in the other.

Property on Westbourne Road in Birkenhead, Wirral.

Its quirky position on the road stands out in between the other more modern homes that line the rest of the street.

The property is nestled in the gap between two alleyways, with its pitched roof and red brick appearance offering a glimpse back to another era.

With just a front door and tiny single window to the front of the property, it doesn't appear to have any other windows on either side.

It's unclear whether the tiny house is currently used as a residential premises or used to form part of a larger property in the area.

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The pint size property also doesn't appear on any recent sales listings for websites like RightMove or Zoopla, offering little insight into its purpose.

The unusual property has attracted questions from residents eager to find out more about its history in Birkenhead.

ECHO readers believe it to be former coal dealer's office of the Mersey Coal Company.

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