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Catesby tunnel pit shaft, Northamptonshire

Catesby tunnel pit shaft, Northamptonshire

L1517. Catesby Tunnel in Northamptonshire was the largest tunnel on the London Extension, and required several shafts to be sunk in order to excavate it fully. Here we see Pit Shaft No. 7 showing the wooden head gear and and winding cable. The head gear is partially screened by wooden planking, while in front of it stands several mineral and tipping wagons. The wagon on the right is lettered 'T O & Son' indicating its owner as being Thomas Oliver - the contractor responsible for this section of the line. .
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - 1896
TypePhotographic prints - Black & White
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - I 3/10
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: 455000 260000)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - 1896
RightsLeicestershire County Council