J3663 : BWC gate and air well near Carryduff

taken 8 years ago, near to Carryduff, Co Down, Northern Ireland

BWC gate and air well near Carryduff
BWC gate and air well near Carryduff
Almost hidden in the hedge on the left is an original small style Belfast & District Water Commissioners red gate leading from a field to the Killynure Road West near Carryduff; the small building is an air well (probably disused).
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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J3663, 9 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Monday, 30 May, 2016   (more nearby)
Monday, 30 May, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
Primary Subject of Photo
Gate  Well 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 366 637 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:30.2142N 5:53.4952W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 366 637
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Other Tags
Belfast Water Commissioners  Belfast and District Water Commissioners  BWC  Water Supply  Gate  Air Well 

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