HU4741 : Fox lane, Lerwick

taken 7 years ago, near to Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

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Fox lane, Lerwick
Fox lane, Lerwick
Though narrow, this lane is at least twice as wide as HU4741 : Nicolson's Closs, Lerwick which is effectively this lane's continuation on the other side of Commercial Street.
Closses, Courts & Steps of Lerwick
There are many lanes running mostly westwards but also eastwards from Commercial Street in Lerwick. Many of these were formerly known as "Closses" e.g. Charlotte Street was formerly Garrison Closs.
Most of these closses were renamed in 1845 by the Police Commissioners and their former names that often represented the people who had developed the town were replaced by names reflecting current politics such as "Pitt", "Reform" and "Fox". Though once largely the slum area of the town, they now comprise the heart of old Lerwick.
Most of the alleys now show both their new and old names.
As well as "closses", there are a number of "courts" and "steps" too - the latter descriptive of the many flights of steps to be found in the town.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 1 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 18 January, 2012
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 4760 4138 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:9.2483N 1:8.6661W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 4762 4138
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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