HU4741 : Mullay's Steps, Lerwick

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

Mullay's Steps, Lerwick
Mullay's Steps, Lerwick
Mullay's Steps are a continuation of HU4741 : Pitt Lane formerly Leask's Closs, Lerwick on the other side of Commercial Street heading eastwards towards the Esplanade. There is a pub to the left here as evidenced by the barrels in this alley.
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 4766 4135 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:9.2317N 1:8.6017W
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OSGB36: geotagged! HU 4765 4134
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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