J3125 : Survey Point, Ben Crom Reservoir

taken 4 months ago, 6 km from Glasdrumman, Northern Ireland

Survey Point, Ben Crom Reservoir
Survey Point, Ben Crom Reservoir
What I believe is an old survey point established during the building of Ben Crom Dam in the Mournes. Similar to a triangulation pillar, this appears to consist of a solid concrete base with a metal support atop - a theodolite would have been attached here. There is a corresponding point on the other side of the reservoir wall.
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.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 10 April, 2021   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 11 April, 2021
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Water resources 
Place (from Tags)
Silent Valley  Mourne Mountains 
Primary Subject of Photo
Valley  Survey Pillar  Reservoir 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 315 254 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:9.6632N 5:59.1913W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 315 254
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Mournes  Reservoir  Kingdom of Mourne  Mountains of Mourne  Silent Valley  Ben Crom  Surveying  Survey Marker  Mourne  Belfast and District Water Commissioners 

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