J3021 : Small style Belfast & District Water Commissioners gate in the gardens below the Silent Valley Dam

taken 9 years ago, 4 km from Moyad, Northern Ireland

Small style Belfast & District Water Commissioners gate in the gardens below the Silent Valley Dam
Small style Belfast & District Water Commissioners gate in the gardens below the Silent Valley Dam
These gates are a familiar sight in The Mournes.


J3021 : Ornamental gate, Silent Valley
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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Saturday, 13 July, 2013   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 6 January, 2016
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 306 215 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:7.5596N 6:0.1011W
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Irish: geotagged! J 306 214
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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