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Stone crusher near Swithland, Leicestershire

Stone crusher near Swithland, Leicestershire

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L1392. A rather ramshackle looking 'Stone breaker and mortar mill' (S. W. A. Newton's notes), located in the vicinity of Swithland in Leicestershire. The stone crusher itself is the item with the two flywheels on either side and it would have been driven by a steam engine inside the wooden shed. The crushed stone would then come down the chute beneath the flywheels and pour into a waiting wagon on the siding besides the structure. The plant was being used by Henry Lovatt of Wolverhampton, who built this section of line between East Leake and Aylestone.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographic prints - Black & White
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - F 3/3
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
copy of - glass plate negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Swithland, Leicestershire (O.S. Ref: 455000 315000)
period - circa 1897
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsLeicestershire County Council