Belfast & District Water Commissioners gates and buildings :: Shared Description

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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J3021 : Outfall, Silent Valley Reservoir by Rossographer
J3531 : Water Works above Tullybrannigan Road by Eric Jones
J3530 : Water pumping station above Newcastle by Eric Jones
J2923 : BWC gatepost near Lough Shannagh by Rossographer
J3021 : The Silent Valley Reservoir by Rossographer
J3530 : Drinnahilly mountain and the Water Pumping Station by Eric Jones
J3664 : BWC gates, Carryduff by Rossographer
J3021 : Bench Mark, Silent Valley by Rossographer
J3633 : BWC air well near Bryansford by Rossographer
J2923 : Stile and gate on the Mourne Wall by Rossographer
J3634 : BWC gate near Castlewellan by Rossographer
J3530 : BWC gate near Newcastle by Rossographer
J3531 : BWC building near Newcastle by Rossographer
J3622 : Water pipeline inspection chamber on the Round Seefin path by Eric Jones
J3531 : Former water board house above Tullybrannigan Road by Eric Jones
J3531 : BWC gate, Newcastle by Rossographer
J2923 : Stile and gate on the Mourne Wall by Rossographer
J3728 : Wall built by the Belfast Water Commissioners below Drinneevar Quarry by Eric Jones
J3569 : BWC gate, Belfast by Rossographer
J3622 : Old Belfast & District Water Commissioners Water gate on the Round Seefin path by Eric Jones
J3530 : BWC pumping station near Newcastle by Rossographer
J3663 : BWC gate near Carryduff by Rossographer
J3530 : BWC gate near Newcastle by Rossographer
J3663 : BWC gate near Carryduff by Rossographer
J3021 : Gate, Silent Valley by Rossographer

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Created: Fri, 12 Jun 2015, Updated: Mon, 30 May 2016

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