HU4741 : Heddle's Court, Lerwick

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

Heddle's Court, Lerwick
Heddle's Court, Lerwick
Heddle's Court is a small enclosed paved area just to the east of Mounthooly Street between Nos. 103 & 107 Commercial Street. The red T seems to be advertising Tennents beer, so the building directly ahead may be a pub, but there seems to be no sign for it, so perhaps this is a side entrance.
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 4770 4125 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:9.1776N 1:8.5599W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 4770 4126
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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