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Contractor's office at Catesby

Contractor's office at Catesby

L3092. Photographed on a wet winter's day around 1897, this brick outbuilding served as a contractor's office during the construction of the Great Central's Catesby tunnel. Built by Thomas Oliver & Son as part of Contract No.4 (Rugby to Woodford), the tunnel, at 3000 yards, was by some distance the longest on the Last Main Line.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - S. W. A Newton
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - black and white
Formatdimension.H - 158mm
dimension.W - 211mm
IdentifierNewton - 41/2
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: 453000 257900)
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council