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Blackfriars mosaic chamber beneath Leicester's Great Central station

Blackfriars mosaic chamber beneath Leicester's Great Central station

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L3118. Seen in a state of some neglect, this is the entrance to the Blackfriars mosaic chamber located beneath Leicester's Great Central station. Under the terms of the Act of Parliament which had granted the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway (later G.C.R.) permission to build the London Extension, the rail company had to ensure the Roman pavement's survival and provide public access to it. This tiled chamber was their response to that obligation, and it lay beneath the station platform. The photograph was taken in 1976 - seven years after the station had closed - during work to remove the mosaic to the city's Jewry Wall Museum.
Publisher
ContributorLeicester City Council
Creatorattribution - Unknown
Datecreation - 1976
TypePhotographs - black and white
Formatdimension.H - 254mm
dimension.W - 176mm
Identifier736 ' 1977
SourceThe Jewry Wall Museum, Leicester
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - Museum History File - 736 ' 1977
CoverageLocation.Current Repository - The Jewry Wall Museum, Leicester
Location.Creation Site - Leicester Central Station, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458100 304700)
period - 1976
RightsLeicester City Council