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RepositoryUniversity of Surrey Archive
LevelItem
Ref NoUS/PH/1/2/98
Alt Ref NoZ/A1033A/A1b
TitleUniversity of Surrey Construction Site: Robert Boyle academic building and Senate House
DateJune 1968
Name of CreatorP. Norman Button
DescriptionPhoto taken from an open muddy space with clumps of earth and rubble spread across it, looking towards Senate House and the construction of the Robert Boyle building. A road comes from the centre foreground and branches left and right. On the left is a deposit of rubble with a small bulldozer parked in it. On the right, where the road goes downhill to join an intersecting track, there is a small dump truck parked. In the foreground on the left there are two square, hollow brick structures like chimneys on the ground, another in the centre foreground and then on the right is a pile of wooden planks. On the lower road cutting across the centre of the photo, workers are walking in different directions. The Robert Boyle building can be seen in its earliest stages of construction, with tall structural pillars/ posts spaced out to mark an initial framework for the building. A small truck/ van is parked on the right of this - it has a piece of machinery on it and a line of workers are walking up to the road on the far side of the van. Behind the Robert Boyle building, Senate House stands tall in the centre of the photo; most of its outer brickwork and windows are complete. Two boom style cranes have their arms rising up in front of Senate House, pointing different directions, and a third large piece of construction machinery/ equipment is visible between these. On the far left of the photo is a tall deciduous tree. In the background, rows of houses and trees can be seen from Guildford town and above all of this, lines of large puffy clouds fill the sky.
Extent1 black and white photograph
Physical Description255mm x 206mm. Good condition.
CopyrightOriginal copyright holder P. Norman Button
FormatPhotograph
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