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Navvy camp by Brackley viaduct

Navvy camp by Brackley viaduct

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L2897. These buildings formed part of the temporary accommodation that was erected by Walter Scott & Co. to house the navvies at work on Contract No.5 of the Last Main Line (Woodford to Brackley). A contractor's yard is visible between the huts. Standing in the background as a testament to the navvies' labour is the huge twenty two arch viaduct that brought the London Extension across the Great Ouse river and flood plain.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - S. W. A Newton
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - black and white
Formatdimension.H - 162mm
dimension.W - 216mm
IdentifierNewton - 11/6
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.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
Location.Creation Site - Brackley, Northamptonshire (O.S. Ref: 459500 237200)
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council