HU4741 : Crooked Lane, formerly Betty Mann's Closs, Lerwick

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

Crooked Lane, formerly Betty Mann's Closs, Lerwick
Crooked Lane, formerly Betty Mann's Closs, Lerwick
One of the many narrow closses (alleys) in Lerwick old town. The steps ahead can be seen in close-up here HU4741 : Steps on Crooked Lane, formerly Betty Mann's Closs
Crooked Lane, true to its name, has a kink in it shortly after the steps, it then leads through to Haldane Place and carries on to the south.
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 4773 4125 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:9.1773N 1:8.5275W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 4773 4127
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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