J3452 : BWC gate near Ballynahinch

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

BWC gate near Ballynahinch
BWC gate near Ballynahinch
An original Belfast & District Water Commissioners red gate close to the pumping station at Ballykine Lodge J3452 : Pumping station near Ballynahinch.
Manhole covers, foundry products etc, Northern Ireland

A series of photographs showing manhole covers, fire hydrants, gratings, foundry products, foundry plaques and inscriptions etc, in Northern Ireland.

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 .

Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Rossographer and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Loading map... (JavaScript required)
Grid Square
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  Boundary, Barrier  Village, Rural settlement 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 344 521 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:24.0061N 5:55.8191W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 344 521
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
Clickable map

Other Tags
Moure Conduit  Ballykine  Gate  Belfast Water Commissioners 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image classification(about): Supplemental image
This page has been viewed about 120 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · Geograph Coverage Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
Background for photo viewing: White / /
W Go E
thumbs up icon
You are not logged in login | register