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Bridge 414 - Dunton Bassett Tunnel

Bridge 414 - Dunton Bassett Tunnel

L1969. This is the date stone above the south portal of Dunton Bassett Tunnel. It is engraved with the tunnel's completion date of '1896' and was set in position by the tunnel's builders - Topham, Jones & Railton. Looking at this photograph taken in May 1977, it appears that the date stone has apparently been used for air rifle and stone-throwing target practice. Dunton Bassett Tunnel still stands in sound condition today in 2003.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Hartley, R. F.
Datecreation - 1977-05
TypePhotographs - Black & White
Formatdimension.H - 127mm
dimension.W - 177mm
IdentifierDE 1897/68
SourceRecord Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - DE 1897
copy of - Original Negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Dunton Bassett Tunnel, Leicestershire (O.S. Ref: 455200 289900)
period - 1977-05
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsHartley, R. F.