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Navvy camp near Charwelton, Northamptonshire

Navvy camp near Charwelton, Northamptonshire

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L1666. Navvy camp, circa 1897. By the time the Last Main Line was built, navvies no longer inhabited the crude and inadequate dwellings which they had endured for much of the nineteenth century. Instead, they were housed in hutted camps erected by the contractor, like this one at Charwelton, Northamptonshire.
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 - L 2/3
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.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
Location.Creation Site - Charwelton, Northamptonshire (O.S. Ref: 453000 256000)
RightsLeicestershire County Council