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Survey station and shaft at Catesby

Survey station and shaft at Catesby

L2876. Located on the surface above Catesby tunnel, this curious brick structure is referred to as a survey station. As a vantage point or observation post, the reasoning behind its purpose and placement is unknown. Perhaps it was a point from which engineers calculated the correct route of the tunnel. On the right of the picture, a line of well laid contractor's railway leads towards the headgear and temporary structures surrounding shaft no. 7.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - S. W. A Newton
Datecreation - 1896-08-03
TypePhotographs - black and white
Formatdimension.H - 162mm
dimension.W - 216mm
IdentifierNewton - 10/6
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.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
Location.Creation Site - Catesby, Northamptonshire (O.S. Ref: 453100 257700)
point - 1896-08-03
RightsLeicestershire County Council