SJ4912 : Corner of Grope Lane and Fish Street in Shrewsbury

taken 3 years ago, near to Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Great Britain

Corner of Grope Lane and Fish Street in Shrewsbury
Corner of Grope Lane and Fish Street in Shrewsbury
Medieval street names often indicated the street's function or the economic activity taking place within it. For example here in Shrewsbury, Fish Street and nearby Butcher Row. Grope Lane formerly had a longer name, which included a 4-letter Anglo-Saxon word that was in common usage then but is arguably the most taboo word in modern English. The name indicated that this was an area of prostitution. Although the name was once common throughout England, it was later replaced by a more innocuous name. York went one step further than Shrewsbury. Its street was renamed Grape Street.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 31 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 23 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4922 1250 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:42.4663N 2:45.1812W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4923 1251
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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