J3021 : Water buildings, Silent Valley

taken 3 years ago, 4 km NE of Attical, Co Down, Northern Ireland

Water buildings, Silent Valley
Water buildings, Silent Valley
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)
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Date Taken
Friday, 29 October, 2021   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 9 July, 2022
Geographical Context
Water resources 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 3075 2157 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:7.5964N 6:0.0443W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 3075 2179
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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