J3569 : BWC gate, Belfast

taken 7 years ago, 4 km NNW of Carryduff, Co Down, Northern Ireland

BWC gate, Belfast
BWC gate, Belfast
Large style Belfast & District Water Commissioners gate outside an old (and almost certainly disused) valve well on the Saintfield Road in Belfast. The left gatepost had no BWC inscription, the right post was completely covered by foliage.
This appears to be the furthest set of BWC gates from the Silent Valley J3021 : Ornamental gate, Silent Valley; from here the pipeline continued into the city along the Saintfield Road and then the Ravenhill Road - I can trace it was far as the eastern side of Ormeau Park but then it disappears from maps.
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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J3569, 47 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Sunday, 29 May, 2016   (more nearby)
Monday, 30 May, 2016
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe 
Place (from Tags)
Belfast  Saintfield Road 
Primary Subject of Photo
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 353 692 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:33.1818N 5:54.5664W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 353 691
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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BWC  Belfast Water Commissioners 

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