HU4741 : Park Lane formerly Robert Cheyne's Closs, Lerwick

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

Park Lane formerly Robert Cheyne's Closs, Lerwick
Park Lane formerly Robert Cheyne's Closs, Lerwick
These steps lead up to Park Lane (formerly Robert Cheyne's Closs). As can be seen in the photo a house runs across the lane ahead - in fact the lane kinks left then right round this building and broadens out leading all the way to Hillhead by the side of Gladstone Terrace. Opposite this alley is HU4741 : Angus Closs, Lerwick
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
Thursday, 19 January, 2012
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 476 413 [100m precision]
WGS84: 60:9.2212N 1:8.6452W
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OSGB36: geotagged! HU 476 413
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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