J3021 : Ornamental gate, Silent Valley

taken 7 years ago, 3 km from Attical, Co Down, Northern Ireland

Ornamental gate, Silent Valley
Ornamental gate, Silent Valley
An ornamental gate and replica section of the Mourne Wall at Silent Valley (compare to this at the Hare's Gap J3228 : The Mourne Wall at the Hare's Gap). This was erected in 2003 by the Water Service to pay tribute to those involved in the construction of the Mourne water supply system over the past 100 years - see the plaque at J3021 : Plaque, 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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J3021, 189 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 29 December, 2015   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 13 January, 2016
Geographical Context
Uplands  Water resources 
Place (from Tags)
Mourne Mountains 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 306 214 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:7.5488N 6:0.1016W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 306 214
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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