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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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L3119. This photograph was taken in 1976 from inside the mosaic chamber that had been built to preserve the Blackfriars tessellated Roman pavement which lay on the site of Leicester's Great Central Station. The railway company was required by law to preserve the mosaic and to ensure that it could be seen by the public, and so this tiled chamber was home to the pavement until it was removed to the Jewry Wall Museum in the mid 1970s - seven years after the station had closed.
Publisher
ContributorLeicester City Council
Creatorattribution - Unknown
Datecreation - 1976
TypePhotographs - black and white
Formatdimension.H - 254mm
dimension.W - 178mm
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