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Constructing an arch of Hilgrove Road tunnel, London

Constructing an arch of Hilgrove Road tunnel, London

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L2354. Construction in progress at the entrance to Hilgrove Road tunnel, circa 1897. As the Last Main Line burrowed its way towards the centre of the capital, this scene would have been all too common. Built by J.T. Firbank of London Bridge, Contract No.7 was just two miles long. It was however the most expensive section of the Line to build, as a succession of tunnels and bridges were required before the route could reach its terminus at Marylebone. Here, the temporary wooden centring remains in place as the brick arch nears completion.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 120mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - V 4/6
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 - Hilgrove Road, London (O.S. Ref: 526400 184100)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council