J3728 : Wall built by the Belfast Water Commissioners below Drinneevar Quarry

taken 5 years ago, near to Widows Row and Newcastle, Northern Ireland

Wall built by the Belfast Water Commissioners below Drinneevar Quarry
Wall built by the Belfast Water Commissioners below Drinneevar Quarry
A working BWC metal path gate still stands in the first of the two gaps in this section of the wall.

J3728 : Belfast Water Commissioners gate on Drinneevar
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 .

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 December, 2016   (more nearby)
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Friday, 30 December, 2016
Geographical Context
Coastal  Uplands  Boundary, Barrier 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 376 287 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:11.3299N 5:53.5669W
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Irish: geotagged! J 375 286
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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