SJ4812 : The shuts and passages of Shrewsbury : Claremont Place

taken 12 years ago, near to Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Great Britain

The shuts and passages of Shrewsbury :  Claremont Place
The shuts and passages of Shrewsbury : Claremont Place
Shrewsbury retains a number of 'shuts' or alleyways which provide convenient shortcuts and which enable pedestrians to get around the centre of the town in an almost bygone world behind and between the busy shopping streets. These narrow passages date back to the Middle Ages when the town must have been a veritable rabbit warren: many have disappeared in the course of redevelopment and those that remain deserve to be preserved. The origin of the name is obscure but, it has been suggested that, unlike closed cul-de sacs, these alleys, being open both ends, allow the pedestrian to 'shoot' rapidly from one street to another. 'Shut' could also be a contraction of 'shortcut' which it usually is!

Claremont Place is a private passage and courtyard off Claremont Street so does not qualify as one of the public shuts.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 4 February, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 19 February, 2010
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Path > Alleyway   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 488 125 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:42.4642N 2:45.5009W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 488 125
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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