J3530 : BWC gate near Newcastle

taken 8 years ago, 3 km from Newcastle, Co Down, Northern Ireland

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BWC gate near Newcastle
BWC gate near Newcastle
Small style Belfast & District Water Commissioners gate leading from the edge of Donard Wood near a pumping station.
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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J3530, 108 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Monday, 15 June, 2015   (more nearby)
Friday, 19 June, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Paths  Boundary, Barrier 
Place (from Tags)
Donard Forest 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 356 306 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:12.4273N 5:55.2861W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 356 306
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Other Tags
Belfast Water Commissioners  Gate  Metal Gates  Iron Gates 

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