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Brick arch subway through Leicester viaduct

Brick arch subway through Leicester viaduct

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L2326. This small brick arch subway allowed pedestrians to pass beneath the Leicester viaduct at Northgates. Built by Henry Lovatt & Co. as part of Contract No.2 (Leake to Aylestone), the viaduct carried the Last Main Line for much of its journey across the city. Note the handsome skew arch brickwork, and the tram lines running along the cobbles in the foreground.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 115mm
dimension.W - 164mm
IdentifierNewton - U 6/8
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 - Northgates, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458200 305000)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council