SJ9895 : Mottram tunnel shaft

taken 9 years ago, near to Mottram in Longdendale, Tameside, Great Britain

Mottram tunnel shaft
Mottram tunnel shaft
In the early part of the 19th century the great manufacturing city of Manchester was in need of clean fresh water. In 1844 the city council employed civil engineer J F Bateman to work on a plan to bring water from the Longdendale valley. Several dams were constructed across the valley and a tunnel was built to carry the water on the first leg of its journey to Godley Reservoir. This is one in a line of shafts that follow the 3100 yard long 6 foot diameter tunnel. From Godley the water flowed through pipes 40 Diameter on its way to Gorton Reservoir.
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Date Taken
Friday, 26 April, 2013   (more nearby)
Friday, 26 April, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Water resources 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 98210 95482 [1m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.3653N 2:1.7054W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 98233 95519
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Air Shaft  Victorian 

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