J3530 : BWC pumping station near Newcastle

taken 7 years ago, near to Bryansford, Northern Ireland

BWC pumping station near Newcastle
BWC pumping station near Newcastle
Belfast & District Water Commissioners pumping station for the Mourne Conduit near the edge of Donard Wood (see J3530 : Pumping station on the Silent Valley-Belfast water pipeline for a wider view). The building is still fenced off, though may no longer be in use. There are several of these in the foreground: J3373 : Belfast Water Works cover.
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
Monday, 15 June, 2015   (more nearby)
Friday, 19 June, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Water resources 
Place (from Tags)
Newcastle County Down 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 356 308 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:12.4981N 5:55.3285W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 356 308
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Belfast Water Commissioners  Water Pumping Station 

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