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Navvy and lifting gear at Brackley viaduct

Navvy and lifting gear at Brackley viaduct

L2895. This navvy was photographed at work on the Great Central viaduct at Brackley, around 1897. The lifting gear that is bringing materials up to the top of the arches looks decidedly primitive, the frame being lashed together with ropes and braced with two lightweight planks. From the scene beyond, it is easy to recognise the viaduct's impressive and imposing stature.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - S. W. A Newton
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - black and white
Formatdimension.H - 162mm
dimension.W - 216mm
IdentifierNewton - 11/4
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 - Brackley, Northamptonshire (O.S. Ref: 459500 237200)
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council