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Barley Fields Navvy Camp, Oxfordshire

Barley Fields Navvy Camp, Oxfordshire

L1404. The railway builders, or 'Navvies' as they were known, featured regularly in S. W. A. Newton's photographs. Here at Barley Fields navvy settlement in Oxfordshire, we can see how they lived in purpose built, but temporary, wooden houses. The navvy settlements were communities in their own rights, often with dedicated garden plots or allotments as seen on the right. Several of the navvy occupants stand outside the houses by their gardens. In the foreground is a wooden outhouse, complete with no plumbing whatsoever.
qkwNavvy Settlements
alt_title
themescommunity histories
subjectBuilding materials - wood
Buildings - Temporary buildings
Houses - Dwellings
Outbuildings - Privies
People associated with manual labour - navvies
railways - railway construction & maintenance
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographic prints - Black & White
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - F 5/3
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
copy of - glass plate negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Barley Fields Navvy Camp, Oxfordshire (O.S. Ref: 463900 231300)
period - circa 1897
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsLeicestershire County Council