NS8283 : Torwood, flooded air shaft [3]

taken 6 years ago, near to Torwood, Falkirk, Great Britain

Torwood, flooded air shaft [3]
Torwood, flooded air shaft [3]
View from north-east showing disturbed ground where the concrete cap of the shafte may lie below the heather.
Known by locals as the 'Blue Pool' or 'Torwood Blue Pool' an investigation was conducted - see LinkExternal link for further information.
Recent theory suggests that this is a flooded air shaft dug to improve the air flow in the nearby Quarter pit workings. This - probably conclusive theory - suggests that the shaft is shallow and that the arch within leads into a short passageway to the shaft. It also suggests that the shaft is capped and that the concrete cap lies hidden below the heather. Further, the opinion is that at the bottom of the shaft their has been a collapse and that the shaft is completely closed off from the mine and that that explains why the water is not polluted and that the water results from seepage through the lining wall of the shaft.
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Date Taken
Monday, 16 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 18 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused  Heath, Scrub 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 8295 8398 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:2.0615N 3:52.8053W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 8294 8398
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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