Barley Fields Navvy Camp, Oxfordshire

The railway builders, or 'Navvies' as they were known, featured regularly in S. W. A. Newton's photographs. Here at Barley Fields navvy settlement in Oxfordshire, we can see how they lived in purpose built, but temporary, wooden houses. The navvy settlements were communities in their own rights, often with dedicated garden plots or allotments as seen on the right. Several of the navvy occupants stand outside the houses by their gardens. In the foreground is a wooden outhouse, complete with no plumbing whatsoever. See on Route Map

Digital Reference: L1404
Creator: Newton, S. W. A. - circa 1897
Contributor: Leicestershire County Council
Type: Black & White
Format: 118mm, 161mm
Copyright: Leicestershire County Council
Source: S. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland (part of S. W. A. Newton Collection, copy of glass plate negative)
Identifier: Newton - F 5/3
OS Reference: 463900 231300