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Navvy watchman at Upper Shackborough, Warwickshire

Navvy watchman at Upper Shackborough, Warwickshire

L1434. Navvy watchman standing outside a hut, near to Staverton Road, Upper Shackborough, Warwickshire, circa 1897. The mud and stone built up around this primitive structure would doubtless provide extra strength, but would also help to insulate it from the cold. This part of the line formed part of Contract No. 4, (Rugby to Woodford) built by T. Oliver & Son.
qkwNavvy
alt_title
themessocio-economic context
subjectBuildings - Temporary buildings
Buildings - Outbuildings
People associated with manual labour - Navvies
railway tracks - contractor's rails
railways - railway construction & maintenance
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographic prints - black and white
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - G 3/4
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 - Staverton Road, Upper Shackborough, Warwickshire (O.S. Ref: 451900 261600)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council