J3634 : BWC gate near Castlewellan

taken 7 years ago, near to Maghera, Northern Ireland

BWC gate near Castlewellan
BWC gate near Castlewellan
An original Belfast & District Water Commissioners red gate. One of a pair across a bridleway near Castlewellan - I could spot several others in nearby fields as well.
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 LinkExternal link .

Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Rossographer and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Loading map... (JavaScript required)
Grid Square
J3634, 42 images   (more nearby search)
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 5 November, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 17 November, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Paths 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 360 343 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:14.3921N 5:54.8007W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 360 343
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
Clickable map
+

Other Tags
Belfast Water Commissioners  Gate  Moure Conduit 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image classification(about): Geograph
This page has been viewed about 42 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · Geograph Coverage Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
thumbs up icon
[Mark