J3532 : Water Pipeline in the Shimna Valley

taken 14 years ago, near to Newcastle, Co Down, Northern Ireland

Water Pipeline in the Shimna Valley
Water Pipeline in the Shimna Valley
The red sign erected by Belfast Water Works states that "Trespassers will be Prosecuted"
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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Date Taken
Sunday, 12 December, 2010   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 14 December, 2010
Water pipeline   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 358 322 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:13.2647N 5:55.0784W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 358 321
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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