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North section of Swithland viaduct, Leicestershire

North section of Swithland viaduct, Leicestershire

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L2309. These brick arches form the north section of the viaduct built to carry the Last Main Line across Swithland Reservoir. This huge expanse of water had to be drained prior to the viaduct's construction, and in his quest to achieve the ideal picture, Newton was able to stand on the reservoir bed. Henry Lovatt & Co. of Wolverhampton was the firm contracted to build this section of the Railway (Contract No.2, Leake to Aylestone).
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 120mm
dimension.W - 162mm
IdentifierNewton - T 6/7
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 - Swithland, Leicestershire (O.S. Ref: 455700 313600)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council