J3622 : Old Belfast & District Water Commissioners Water gate on the Round Seefin path

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

Old Belfast & District Water Commissioners Water gate on the Round Seefin path
Old Belfast & District Water Commissioners Water gate on the Round Seefin path
The pipeline carrying water from the Silent Valley and Ben Crom reservoirs cross the Round Seefin Path. A succession of gates allow access to the pipeline for the workers of what is nowadays Northern Ireland Water.
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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J3622, 49 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Sunday, 27 September, 2015   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 13 October, 2015
Geographical Context
Boundary, Barrier  Water resources 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 360 227 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:8.1330N 5:55.1249W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 360 227
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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