ceramic tile map of north eastern railway

Made:
1900, about in Shropshire
maker:
Craven Dunnill

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NER tile map.
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Map, ceramic tiles, showing the North Eastern Railway network, manufactured by Craven, Dunnill & Co Ltd, about 1900. Comprises 64 white glazed ceramic tiles 203mm square with a border of 48 moulded capping tiles. Eight half tiles at the top spell out the words "North Eastern Railway". The tile at bottom left reads "Produced by Craven, Dunnill & Co., Ltd., Jackfield". The map depicts northern England, from the Dee estuary in the west to Spurn Head in the east, north to Berwick-upon-Tweed. It includes the line from Beverley to North Frodingham, representing the North Holderness Light Railway, which was never built. There are inset maps of Hull docks, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough and Tyne Dock, and a map depicting eastern Scotland, from the border near Berwick to Inverness and the Moray Firth.

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Details

Category:
Fixtures & Fittings from Railway Buildings
Object Number:
1995-7786
type:
map
taxonomy:
credit:
British Rail, Clapham
status:
Permanent collection

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