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Pit shaft near Highfield Farm, Northamptonshire

Pit shaft near Highfield Farm, Northamptonshire

L1440. 'Pit shaft No. 3' (S. W. A. Newton's notes) near Highfield Farm, Northamptonshire, circa 1897. The shafts were built for the construction of Catesby tunnel, the longest tunnel on the London Extension. The pit's headgear was driven by a steam engine housed in the building on the right of the photograph. Note the large piles of bricks that would be lowered to the teams of navvies working below. The tunnel was built by T. Oliver & Son as part of their construction of Contract No. 4 (Rugby to Woodford).
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographic prints - black and white
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - G 5/3
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
copy of - glass plate negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Catesby, Northamptonshire (O.S. Ref: 452700 258400)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council