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Tunnel shaft and headgear at Catesby

Tunnel shaft and headgear at Catesby

L3091. This is the timber framed headgear at the top of shaft no. 8, the largest to be sunk during the construction of the Great Central's Catesby tunnel. Piled beside the contractor's temporary railway - waiting to be lowered to the army of navvies working below - are some of the thirty million bricks which are estimated to have been used for the tunnel's construction. Note the wooden centrings on the right of the picture: these would be used to provide the shape of the tunnel arch.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - S. W. A Newton
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - black and white
Formatdimension.H - 158mm
dimension.W - 211mm
IdentifierNewton - 41/1
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 and Rutland
Location.Creation Site - Catesby, Northamptonshire (O.S. Ref: 453100 257400)
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council