J3531 : BWC building near Newcastle

taken 7 years ago, near to Bryansford, Northern Ireland

BWC building near Newcastle
BWC building near Newcastle
Disused Belfast & District Water Commissioners building at 120 Tullybranigan Road which leads from the south-eastern edge of Tollymore into Newcastle. The Mourne Conduit passes beneath the ground here - the house is thought to have been built c1915-1920 and whoever lived here would probably have been responsible for this section of the conduit and associated air wells in the vicinity - there is also a pumping station nearby J3530 : BWC pumping station near Newcastle.
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
Friday, 5 June, 2015   (more nearby)
Friday, 12 June, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe  Water resources 
Place (from Tags)
Newcastle County Down 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 357 314 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:12.8200N 5:55.2388W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 357 314
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Derelict  BWC  Belfast and District Water Commissioners 

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