J3452 : BWC gate near Ballynahinch

taken 3 years ago, 3 km from Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland

BWC gate near Ballynahinch
BWC gate near Ballynahinch
Detail of the original Belfast & District Water Commissioners gate close to the pumping station at Ballykine. Note the painted and faded letters 'BWC' at the top of the post.
Manhole covers, foundry products etc, Northern Ireland
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Belfast & District Water Commissioners gates and buildings
Images relating to Belfast & District Water Commissioners buildings and gates found throughout County Down between the Mourne Mountains and Belfast. They are found in and around the Silent Valley and in numerous places above the underground Mourne Conduit which carries water to Belfast. The buildings are mainly pumping stations, wells or houses (mostly now vacant) for staff. The red gates were erected, mainly through farmland, so that BWC staff (linesmen) could walk the length of the Mourne Conduit and visually check for problems at the surface. The posts have BWC cast into the metal at the top (Belfast Water Commissioners - see J3452 : BWC gate near Ballynahinch for a close-up) and there are a few to be found where the letters are back to front! The gates are also found in several places on the Mourne Wall - see J2923 : Stile and gate on the Mourne Wall and J3228 : The Mourne Wall at the Hare's Gap for examples.

See also the associated shared description for The Mourne Wall at LinkExternal link .
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J3452, 10 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 19 June, 2014
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 344 521 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:24.0062N 5:55.8284W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 344 521
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Gate  Belfast Water Commissioners  Moure Conduit  Ballykine 

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