NY9735 : A 'Watter Rord' east of Carr's Top

taken 7 years ago, 4 km from Eastgate, County Durham, Great Britain

A 'Watter Rord' east of Carr's Top
A 'Watter Rord' east of Carr's Top
Once when walking in the area east of Carr's Top between the Bollihope Burn and Weardale, there was shepherding activity and coming upon a farmer we were asked to avoid disturbance by keeping to the 'watter rord' - the water road - meaning a water cut or leet around the slope of the hill; this is not that cut but another. The purpose of these leets was two fold; to intercept streams draining down hill and to transport their water to another location for use. In this part of County Durham that would almost certainly be in the metal mining industry.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 January, 2012   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 14 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Uplands  Grassland  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9708 3569 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:42.9723N 2:2.8108W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9707 3567
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Leet  Grassy Moorland 

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