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Tunnel shaft and headgear at Catesby

Tunnel shaft and headgear at Catesby

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L2878. A wonderful close-up of the headgear and loading wharf at tunnel no. 6, one of many shafts that were bored during the building of Catesby tunnel. The timber scaffold, which has been somewhat haphazardly clad in wooden planks, is surrounded by some of the thirty million bricks that are estimated to have been used for the tunnel's construction. The picture is a fine illustration of the significant impact that tunnel construction brought to the landscape both above, and beneath the surface. Note the pile of bricks that are being used to support a section of contractor's railway.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - S. W. A Newton
Datecreation - 1896-08-03
TypePhotographs - black and white
Formatdimension.H - 162mm
dimension.W - 216mm
IdentifierNewton - 10/10
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.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
Location.Creation Site - Catesby, Northamptonshire (O.S. Ref: 453000 257900)
point - 1896-08-03
RightsLeicestershire County Council