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Barley Fields navvy camp, Finmere, Buckinghamshire

Barley Fields navvy camp, Finmere, Buckinghamshire

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L1588. 'Barley Fields Navvy hut settlements', Finmere, Buckinghamshire (S.W.A. Newton's notes). Built by the contractors, the accommodation that navvies enjoyed during the construction of the London Extension was simple and functional, but it was a huge improvement on the primitive dwellings they had inhabited throughout the rest of the nineteenth century. Navvies living in these huts would probably have worked for Walter Scott & Co. of Newcastle upon Tyne, the contractor responsible for building this section of the Line (Contract No.6, Brackley to Quainton Road).
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographic prints - black and white
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - J 4/7
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 - Finmere, Buckinghamshire (O.S. Ref: 462900 231300)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council