NZ9011 : Henrietta Street, Whitby

taken 25 days ago, near to Whitby, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Henrietta Street, Whitby
Henrietta Street, Whitby
Seen here from the foot of the Abbey Steps, cobbled Henrietta Street's cottages look tidy and well-maintained. But the street has a colourful history, at one time associated with smuggling and prostitution. It was called Haggerlythe until 1761 when it was renamed by Nathanial Cholmley who rebuilt the cottages in the hope of creating a street of desirable dwellings. This dream was never properly realised and in 1786 there was a large landslide and a great part of the Street disappeared; although it was subsequently rebuilt there were other landslides, the last of which was in 1923. Legend has it that there are still barrels of smuggled beer and rum entombed in the cliff face by the landslides.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 September, 2019   (more nearby)
Thursday, 26 September, 2019
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  City, Town centre 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 9005 1132 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:29.3542N 0:36.6832W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 9004 1130
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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