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Moving the Blackfriars Tessellated Roman Pavement, Leicester.

Moving the Blackfriars Tessellated Roman Pavement, Leicester.

L3053. After the closure of the London Extension in 1969, British Railways continued to maintain the chamber that housed the Blackfriars Mosaic. However, rising costs and fears for the mosaic's safety led to it being removed to the Jewry Wall Museum in 1976. This photograph shows that work underway, with trainee conservator, Simon Aked, making preparation's for the pavement's move.
qkwRoman Mosaic
alt_title
themescommunity histories
subject
Architectural decorations & ornaments - Mosaics
building materials - tiles
buildings - Building construction
Historic sites - Archaeological sites
Railway Companies - Great Central Railway
Publisher
ContributorLeicester City Council
Creatorpersonalname - Unknown
Datecreation - 1976
TypePhotographs - Black and White
Formatdimension.H - 168mm
dimension.W - 215mm
Identifier736 ' 1977
SourceThe Jewry Wall Museum, Leicester
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - Museum History File - 736 ' 1977
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Blackfriars Street, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458100 304600)
Location.Current Repository - The Jewry Wall Museum, Leicester
period - 1976
RightsLeicester City Council