The culvert on Mabgate

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Postby beast » Sat 07 Aug, 2010 12:19 pm

I was walking near Mabgate following the course of the culvert, it disappears through a tunnel just behind what was formerly the Mabgate pub.
Curious as to where it re-appears ? does it flow into the Aire at Crown Point or does it come out at the Dark Arches/Granary Wharf ?
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Postby Phill_dvsn » Sat 07 Aug, 2010 1:07 pm

This is where it next appears
http://www.flickr.com/photos/phill_dvsn/1250884698/in/set-72157600301066200/

Roughly opposite the Royal armouries.
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Postby chameleon » Sat 07 Aug, 2010 1:14 pm

Phill_dvsn wrote:
This is where it next appears
http://www.flickr.com/photos/phill_dvsn/1250884698/in/set-72157600301066200/

Roughly opposite the Royal armouries.


Almost beat me to it Phill - my post got lost.......

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Postby Phill_dvsn » Sat 07 Aug, 2010 1:17 pm

chameleon wrote:
Phill_dvsn wrote:
This is where it next appears
http://www.flickr.com/photos/phill_dvsn/1250884698/in/set-72157600301066200/

Roughly opposite the Royal armouries.


Almost beat me to it Phill - my post got lost.......

Search hard beast and you will find a few hours reading here.

More here to get you goingRegular Smiley

http://www.secretleeds.co.uk/forum/Messages.aspx?ThreadID=1010&HighLight=1

http://www.secretleeds.co.uk/forum/Messages.aspx?ThreadID=449&HighLight=1

http://www.secretleeds.co.uk/forum/Messages.aspx?ThreadID=2187&HighLight=1

I do intend to try map this place out in detail, from above, and below ground at some point. Aerial maps e.t.c.
I keep putting it on the back burner though, It's not the nicest place to venture in sections lol Wink
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Postby Leodian » Sat 07 Aug, 2010 2:05 pm

I've just watched the video of the LHES trip through the tunnel. Looks like great fun (I bet it was smelly though!). Regular Smiley

The system is probably old but I wonder when it was built. It looks to be excellent building work.
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Postby Phill_dvsn » Sat 07 Aug, 2010 2:22 pm

Hi Leodian.
Yes it stinks in places. The water is fresh enough for fish, but sewer overflows do discharge into it at times.

The construction is a mish mash of eras down there. The oldest dates from the Victorian era when it was first culverted. You can get a good idea how old it is here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/phill_dvsn/4763349300/

That's actually the (now buried) old bridge over the beck on North street. I'm guessing that goes way back in time when the beck was in the open, possibly when the area was just fields.. You can see where it is with my aerial image underneath. The beck is of course buried under the Sheepscar interchange now.

There's large sections of 1930's built culvert too, you can see a section being built here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/phill_dvsn/4770148270/

And then there are large sections of concrete construction here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/phill_dvsn/526584991/
These date back to the 1970's. There mostly underneath Eastgate around Millgarth towards Mabgate. The last section towards the river is also newer concrete as you can see on my first pic i've linked to.

The full set of pics are here if your interested Wink
http://www.flickr.com/photos/phill_dvsn/sets/72157600301066200/detail/
        
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Postby Leodian » Sat 07 Aug, 2010 3:04 pm

Phill_dvsn wrote:
Hi Leodian.
Yes it stinks in places. The water is fresh enough for fish, but sewer overflows do discharge into it at times.

The construction is a mish mash of eras down there. The oldest dates from the Victorian era when it was first culverted. You can get a good idea how old it is here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/phill_dvsn/4763349300/

That's actually the (now buried) old bridge over the beck on North street. I'm guessing that goes way back in time when the beck was in the open, possibly when the area was just fields.. You can see where it is with my aerial image underneath. The beck is of course buried under the Sheepscar interchange now.

There's large sections of 1930's built culvert too, you can see a section being built here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/phill_dvsn/4770148270/

And then there are large sections of concrete construction here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/phill_dvsn/526584991/
These date back to the 1970's. There mostly underneath Eastgate around Millgarth towards Mabgate. The last section towards the river is also newer concrete as you can see on my first pic i've linked to.

The full set of pics are here if your interested Wink
http://www.flickr.com/photos/phill_dvsn/sets/72157600301066200/detail/
        


Thanks Phill. That was very helpful.

I wonder if any intrepid (foolish!) canoeist has ever tried going down when there is at least a good flow? Regular Smiley
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Postby chameleon » Sat 07 Aug, 2010 3:14 pm

Leodian wrote:
Phill_dvsn wrote:
Hi Leodian.
Yes it stinks in places. The water is fresh enough for fish, but sewer overflows do discharge into it at times.

The construction is a mish mash of eras down there. The oldest dates from the Victorian era when it was first culverted. You can get a good idea how old it is here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/phill_dvsn/4763349300/

That's actually the (now buried) old bridge over the beck on North street. I'm guessing that goes way back in time when the beck was in the open, possibly when the area was just fields.. You can see where it is with my aerial image underneath. The beck is of course buried under the Sheepscar interchange now.

There's large sections of 1930's built culvert too, you can see a section being built here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/phill_dvsn/4770148270/

And then there are large sections of concrete construction here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/phill_dvsn/526584991/
These date back to the 1970's. There mostly underneath Eastgate around Millgarth towards Mabgate. The last section towards the river is also newer concrete as you can see on my first pic i've linked to.

The full set of pics are here if your interested Wink
http://www.flickr.com/photos/phill_dvsn/sets/72157600301066200/detail/
        


Thanks Phill. That was very helpful.

I wonder if any intrepid (foolish!) canoeist has ever tried going down when there is at least a good flow? Regular Smiley



Trouble is going down there, even as a short cut, , you might find some poor soul who tried (albeit inadvertantly), and didn't come out again, eh Phill, I remember that episode.Dissapointed



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Postby Phill_dvsn » Sat 07 Aug, 2010 3:16 pm

I've never heard of a canoe trip Regular Smiley
To be honest the channel is too narrow, and if the water is ever above that channel, the water force would really be rapid, and dangerous, plus the tunnel would be filling up fast. Not a good place to be at all during rain.
I'll certainly add a link here when i finally finish the course of the beck project here.

Glad you found it interesting Regular Smiley
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Postby beast » Sat 07 Aug, 2010 8:36 pm

thanks everyone, I'll take a look through those photos now.

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