HU4741 : Commercial Street past the Queens Hotel, Lerwick

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

Commercial Street past the Queens Hotel, Lerwick
Commercial Street past the Queens Hotel, Lerwick
The eastern section of Commercial Street curves round the eastern coast of the promontory culminating in HU4740 : The Knab. On the left here near its junction with Church Road is the Queens Hotel (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
Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 4784 4124 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:9.1712N 1:8.4088W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 4783 4126
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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