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Catesby tunnel shaft and engine room

Catesby tunnel shaft and engine room

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L2879. A view up the slope towards the precarious looking headgear that lay at the top of tunnel no. 9, one of many vertical shafts that were bored for the construction of Catesby tunnel. From here, tubs of bricks and various materials would be lowered to the men at work beneath the surface, who would in turn send them back to the top laden with spoil and other waste. The wooden hut on the right housed the steam engine that operated the winch. According to S. W. A. Newton's original notes, this was the 'new' engine house - the previous one having been destroyed by fire.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - S. W. A Newton
Datecreation - 1896-08-03
TypePhotographs - black and white
Formatdimension.H - 162mm
dimension.W - 216mm
IdentifierNewton - 10/11
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: 453300 257200)
point - 1896-08-03
RightsLeicestershire County Council