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Entrance to Belgrave & Birstall Station, Leicester

Entrance to Belgrave & Birstall Station, Leicester

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L2087. Photographed eight years after the Last Main Line finally closed, this is the entrance to Belgrave & Birstall Station. In common with the many other stations on the London Extension, passengers accessed the single 'island' platform by way of a staircase that led down from a two arch brick overbridge. Although the staircase has since been demolished and the entrance subsequently bricked up, this archway and chimney stack is still standing today. Note the familiar sight of stonework which has been blackened by the years of smoke rising from locomotives.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Hartley, R. F.
Datecreation - 1977-06
TypePhotographs - Black and White
Formatdimension.H - 127mm
dimension.W - 177mm
IdentifierDE 1897/187
SourceRecord Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - DE 1897
copy of - Original Negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Birstall, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458700 308200)
period - 1977-06
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsHartley, R. F.