• Underneath the Arches: The Afterlife of a Railway Viaduct

    Author(s):
    Emma Dwyer (see profile)
    Date:
    2009
    Group(s):
    Archaeology
    Subject(s):
    Archaeology, Urban archaeology
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    Historical Archaeology
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6DV0G
    Abstract:
    The Great Eastern Railway Company’s viaduct in East London was one of the earliest, and most substantial, railway structures in London, transporting huge quantities of goods and people entering and leaving central London. Rather than considering the official use of the viaduct, however, this chapter will focus on the unofficial, parallel uses of the spaces underneath the arches, long used as a sanctuary and shelter, a series of secluded places where independent businesses and illicit activities thrived.
    Notes:
    Underneath the Arches: The Afterlife of a Railway Viaduct. Published in A Horning & M Palmer (eds) 2009, 'Crossing Paths or Sharing Tracks? Future directions in the archaeological study of post-1550 Britain and Ireland' Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology Monograph Series (Boydell & Brewer)
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