J3452 : Pumping station near Ballynahinch

taken 10 years ago, near to Ballynahinch, Co Down, Northern Ireland

Pumping station near Ballynahinch
Pumping station near Ballynahinch
This is the actual pumping station adjacent to Ballykine Lodge J3452 : Pumping station near Ballynahinch and is accessed down a very overgrown path and set of steps. It is (obviously) very secure but standing outside you can hear the water surging through it. A modern extension, part of recent upgrade works to the entire conduit, is unseen to the left.
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 search)
Date Taken
Saturday, 14 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Thursday, 19 June, 2014
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Water resources 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 3448 5217 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:24.0219N 5:55.7998W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 3448 5217
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Pumping Station  Moure Conduit  Ballykine 

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