J3125 : BWC gate, Ben Crom Reservoir

taken 3 months ago, 7 km from Kilcoo, Northern Ireland

BWC gate, Ben Crom Reservoir
BWC gate, Ben Crom Reservoir
Belfast & District Water Commissioners gate on the western end of the Ben Crom reservoir parapet.
The Ben Crom Reservoir

The reservoir, the last part of the Belfast Water Commissioners plan for the area, was constructed in the upper Silent Valley from 1953-57 to hold and supply water into the larger Silent Valley Reservoir below. The dam wall is 700 feet across and the reservoir has a total capacity of 1.7 million gallons.

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
Saturday, 10 April, 2021   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 11 April, 2021
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Water resources 
Place (from Tags)
Silent Valley  Mourne Mountains 
Primary Subject of Photo
Gate 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 313 256 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:9.7739N 5:59.3605W
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Irish: geotagged! J 313 256
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Ben Crom  Reservoir  Silent Valley  Mountains of Mourne  Mourne  Kingdom of Mourne  Mournes  BWC  Belfast and District Water Commissioners 

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