J3120 : BWC gate close to Silent Valley

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

BWC gate close to Silent Valley
BWC gate close to Silent Valley
Original small style Belfast & District Water Commissioners red gate at a wall on the Head Road close to the Silent Valley. See also J3120 : Air Well close to 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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J3120, 54 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Saturday, 10 April, 2021   (more nearby)
Sunday, 11 April, 2021
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Water resources 
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 311 206 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:7.0725N 5:59.6657W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 311 206
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Iron Gates  Old Gates  Gates  Metal Gates  Mourne  Moure Conduit  Belfast and District Water Commissioners 

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