SO9422 : Alarms on the wall

taken 3 years ago, near to Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Alarms on the wall
Alarms on the wall
Some alarm equipment on the wall of Cavendish House, possibly still capable of ringing.

Kindly, John Webb has some illuminating details about them:
These are sprinkler alarm gongs. If the sprinkler systems are active, then these will ring. They are powered by small water wheels turned by a small flow of water diverted from the operating system. The systems almost certainly are monitored by more modern communication methods to raise an off-site warning of operation or faults.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 12 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 26 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Wall 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 9490 2234 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:53.9748N 2:4.5317W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 9490 2234
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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