HU4741 : Quendale Lane formerly Grierson's Closs, Lerwick

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

Quendale Lane formerly Grierson's Closs, Lerwick
Quendale Lane formerly Grierson's Closs, Lerwick
This lane or closs runs all the way from Commercial Street to Hillhead (whereas many of the other westward-running lanes now come to an abrupt halt at car parks or buildings). The steps show the hilliness of the terrain in the town.
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
Paths  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 4760 4137 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:9.2429N 1:8.6663W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 4762 4137
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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