NY3214 : Thirlmere straining well

taken 8 years ago, 4 km from Legburthwaite, Cumbria, Great Britain

Thirlmere straining well
Thirlmere straining well
The Thirlmere Aqueduct is a fine example of Victorian engineering.
Water is transferred to Manchester by gravity, which required a tunnel to be cut under Dunmail Raise (NY3211).
The straining well originally contained gauze strainers which filtered the water before it entered the aqueduct. The water is now piped through the well which is dry. (See NY3214 : Thirlmere Straining Well.)
A stone, visible on the left side of the building, includes the following text:
Manchester Corporation Waterworks - Thirlmere
Scheme sanctioned by the City Council 4 July 1877.
Authorized by Act of Parliament 23 May 1879.
Works commenced in 1888 and completed in 1894.
George Henry Hill - Engineer.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 9 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Sunday, 10 January, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 321 149 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:31.5108N 3:2.9993W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 321 149
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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