Spinner's End was one of the poorer streets in Cokeworth, England, a small and poverty-stricken mill town. The other residents of Cokeworth felt it was far from a commendable address, and alienated the residents.
The street consisted of a number of dilapidated, identical brick houses with broken, shattered, boarded windows and doors, separated from a dirty and odorous river surrounded by tall grass by a thick, rusty metal railing.
Tobias, Eileen and Severus Snape lived here together at 4 Spinner's End until first Tobias and then Eileen died, leaving Severus to wallow here alone in the bitterness and loneliness of his childhood memories. As Severus was a Professor at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he was rarely at the place.