Belfast & District Water Commissioners gates and buildings :: Shared Description

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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J3422 : BWC gate near Slieve Binnian by Rossographer
J3021 : Small style Belfast & District Water Commissioners gate in the gardens below the Silent Valley Dam by Eric Jones
J3452 : BWC gate near Ballynahinch by Rossographer
J3021 : Silent Valley by N Chadwick
J3532 : Water Pipeline in the Shimna Valley by Eric Jones
J3422 : Gate and stile in the Mourne Wall by Rossographer
J2923 : The Mourne Wall near Lough Shannagh by Rossographer
J3728 : The remains of the demolished tunnel shaft tower on Drinneevar by Eric Jones
J3728 : Belfast Water Commissioners gate on Drinneevar by Eric Jones
J2923 : BWC gatepost near Lough Shannagh by Rossographer
J3021 : Plaque, Silent Valley by Rossographer
J3021 : Plaque, Silent Valley Reservoir by Rossographer
J3728 : A BWC monogrammed gate post ball finial at Drinneevar Quarry by Eric Jones
J3120 : BWC gate close to Silent Valley by Rossographer
J3633 : BWC gate near Bryansford by Rossographer
J3569 : Valve well, Belfast by Rossographer
J3531 : BWC gate, Newcastle by Rossographer
J3024 : Outflow, Silent Valley by Rossographer
J3021 : Ornamental gate, Silent Valley by Rossographer
J3028 : Sign on The Mourne Wall, Slieve Meelmore by Rossographer
J3021 : Silent Valley Reservoir by N Chadwick
J3663 : BWC gate and air well near Carryduff by Rossographer
J3532 : A Belfast & District Water Commissioners Gate on Middle Tollymore Road by Eric Jones
J3452 : Pumping station near Ballynahinch by Rossographer
J3021 : Water buildings, Silent Valley by N Chadwick

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Created: Fri, 12 Jun 2015, Updated: Mon, 30 May 2016

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