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Construction of Leicester Central Station

Construction of Leicester Central Station

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L1813. Taken around 1897, this is a fascinating view of the arches on which the platforms of Leicester Central Station were built. The track which eventually served these platforms ran along the 'trench' between the two lines of brickwork. Interestingly, the arches themselves are constructed on a viaduct, part of the long structure that carried the London Extension across much of the city. Henry Lovatt of Wolverhampton was the contractor responsible for building this section of the Last Main Line (Contract No.2, Leake to Aylestone).
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 162mm
IdentifierNewton - N 6/5
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationcopy of - glass plate negative
part of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Great Central Station, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458100 304600)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council