J3530 : Water Pumping Station above Newcastle

taken 10 years ago, near to Bryansford, Northern Ireland

Water Pumping Station above Newcastle
Water Pumping Station above Newcastle
This station pumps water brought by pipe from the Silent Valley to Belfast
Belfast & District Water Commissioners gates and buildings

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 Link .

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Date Taken
Sunday, 6 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 7 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Water resources 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 356 308 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:12.4929N 5:55.3380W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 357 312
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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