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Entrance to the former Blackfriars Mosaic Chamber

Entrance to the former Blackfriars Mosaic Chamber

L3050. The entrance to the Blackfriars Roman Mosaic chamber at Leicester's Great Central Station, as seen on 19th July, 2002. The mosaic was found during the demolition of houses that were being cleared to make way for the new line and station. To preserve this ancient pavement and to provide access to the public, the chamber was then constructed around it. Now an industrial unit with a roller shutter door, it is hard to believe what the chamber once housed.
qkwMosaic Chamber
alt_title
themesengineering achievements and industrial archaeology
subjectArchaeological sites - Antiquities
bridges - viaduct
building materials - Bricks
buildings - Buildings distinguished by form
buildings - Entrance
railway stations - station buildings
railways - abandoned railways
Reclamation of land - Reuse of buildings
Publisher
ContributorBoyd-Hope, G. M.
Creatorpersonalname - Boyd-Hope, G. M.
Datecreation - 2002-07-19
TypePhotographs - Colour
Formatdimension.H - 127mm
dimension.W - 177mm
IdentifierGMBH - 66
SourceBoyd-Hope, G. M.
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - G. M. Boyd-Hope Collection
copy of - Original Negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Leicester Central Station, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458100 304600)
point - 2002-07-19
RightsBoyd-Hope, G. M.