HU4741 : Norna's Court, Lerwick

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

Norna's Court, Lerwick
Norna's Court, Lerwick
One of the many "courts" in Lerwick old town. This section of the court is covered by an overhead building but beyond the steps ahead I it opens out and continues for about the same length as neighbouring HU4741 : Gardie (formerly Gilbertson's) Court, Lerwick
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 4772 4126 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:9.1828N 1:8.5381W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 4772 4126
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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