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Brick buttress at Brackley viaduct, Northamptonshire

Brick buttress at Brackley viaduct, Northamptonshire

L2478. This photograph is thought to have been taken during the alterations which were made to the Great Central viaduct at Brackley. Interestingly, the viaduct's construction ran into some difficulty due to beds of moving clay at this, the northern end. To increase the structure's stability, the contractor, Walter Scott & Co., bricked up the third arch, before replacing the first two arches with a double girder span. Local folklore suggests the holes were for a clock which was diverted to Woodford Halse en route from the manufacturer. A second brick skin was never added and the holes remained visible until the viaduct was demolished.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 116mm
dimension.W - 162mm
IdentifierNewton - Z 2/25
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationcopy of - glass plate negative
part of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Brackley, Northamptonshire (O.S. Ref: 459400 237200)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council