J2627 : Survey Point, Spelga Dam

taken 1 year ago, 4 km from Kilcoo, Northern Ireland

Survey Point, Spelga Dam
Survey Point, Spelga Dam
What I believe is an old survey point established during the building of Spelga Dam in the Mournes. Similar to a triangulation pillar, this appears to consist of a solid concrete base with a three legged iron support atop - a theodolite would have been attached here. There are several more I believe, both around Spelga and in other areas of the Mournes such as Ben Crom reservoir.
Spelga Dam

Spelga Dam is a reservoir in the Mourne Mountains. It was constructed 1953-1957 and supplies water to parts of Counties Armagh and Down. Together with nearby Fofanny Reservoir, it can supply 6,500,000 gallons of water per day and discharges 500,000 gallons a day back into the River Bann.

See LinkExternal link for a video on the construction of the dam.

Survey marks and points, Northern Ireland

A series of photographs showing some the ground markers and survey points used by surveyors LinkExternal link in Northern Ireland.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 28 November, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 1 December, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands 
Place (from Tags)
Mourne Mountains 
Primary Subject of Photo
Trig Point 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 268 273 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:10.7466N 6:3.4399W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 268 273
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Survey  Survey Marker  Surveying  Spelga Dam  Mourne  Mournes  Kingdom of Mourne  Mountains of Mourne 

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