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North portal of Catesby tunnel under construction

North portal of Catesby tunnel under construction

L3128. A wonderful snapshot of tunnel construction at the end of the nineteenth century, this photograph is thought to have been taken at Catesby's north portal around 1897. The wooden centring is still in place around the arch, and lengths of timber have been employed to shore up the planking of the portal's temporary facade.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - S. W. A Newton
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - black and white
Formatdimension.H - 160mm
dimension.W - 212mm
IdentifierNewton - 45/1
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 & Rutland
Location.Creation Site - Catesby, Northamptonshire (O.S. Ref: 452500 259500)
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council