J3530 : BWC gate near Newcastle

taken 4 years ago, near to Bryansford, Northern Ireland

BWC gate near Newcastle
BWC gate near Newcastle
Remains of a Belfast & District Water Commissioners gate near Newcastle. It is sited above the Mourne Conduit between a pumping station J3530 : BWC pumping station near Newcastle and this house J3531 : BWC building near Newcastle. The gate has been replaced but the posts are original.
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
Monday, 15 June, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 19 June, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Paths 
Place (from Tags)
Newcastle County Down 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 356 309 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:12.5570N 5:55.3072W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 356 309
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Gate  Metal Gates  Iron Gates  Belfast Water Commissioners 

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