HU4741 : RNLI and Queens Hotel, Commercial Street, Lerwick

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

RNLI and Queens Hotel, Commercial Street, Lerwick
RNLI and Queens Hotel, Commercial Street, Lerwick
The RNLI building in Lerwick is situated in the splendid Old Tolbooth building dating from 1767 see LinkExternal link
The Queens Hotel is almost exactly 100 years its junior, dating from 1868 see LinkExternal link
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
Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 4783 4126 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:9.1820N 1:8.4193W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 4780 4127
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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