SC4385 : Laxey Wheel

taken 2 years ago, near to Laxey, Isle of Man, Great Britain

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Laxey Wheel
Laxey Wheel
Lady Isabella, the great water wheel at Laxey, was built in 1854 to pump water out of the lead and zinc mines in Glen Mooar. It is 22.1 metres in diameter and revolves at three revolutions per minute. Water power was preferred to steam because the Isle of Man has no coal and the cost of importing fuel would have been prohibitive. The mines closed in 1929 but by then the wheel was already a tourist attraction allowing its eventual acquisition by the Manx Government in 1965. The casting on the front is believed to be the largest depiction of the Manx triskelion in the world.
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Date Taken
Monday, 17 April, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 25 April, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Waterwheel 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SC 432 854 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:14.4126N 4:24.4565W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SC 432 854
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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