What is it, and where?

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What is it, and where?

Postby rikj » Thu 12 Mar, 2015 11:39 pm

Hope this one hasn’t been done before.

Maybe unfair on the “where”, as it is (not far) off the beaten path, and the “what” is only inferred from its situation; situation in the true sense of the word.

In other words,I don’t know for sure what this is, but can take a good guess from where it is.

The first clue would be to think about form and function.
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Re: What is it, and where?

Postby sparky415 » Thu 12 Mar, 2015 11:45 pm

Is there a slight archway at the bottom of the wall??
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Re: What is it, and where?

Postby liits » Fri 13 Mar, 2015 12:01 am

Is it an ice house somewhere?
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Re: What is it, and where?

Postby rikj » Sat 14 Mar, 2015 11:10 am

Not an ice house, but it does look similar.

Sparky415 is right that there is an arch. On old maps it is marked "Arch". Arches support things above, and/or allow things to pass through them.

People still walk over this one, though I think few of them know they are walking over the arch.

A clue is that the arch used to carry something other than people.

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Re: What is it, and where?

Postby jim » Sat 14 Mar, 2015 12:29 pm

Aqueduct?
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Re: What is it, and where?

Postby BarFly » Sat 14 Mar, 2015 5:53 pm

I'm thinking about Adel woods or Golden Achre as it is reminiscent of a brief glimpse on a cycle through them. I'm probably absolutely incorrect though.
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Re: What is it, and where?

Postby rikj » Sat 14 Mar, 2015 11:44 pm

Towards that way BarFly, but not so far out.

Jim is bang on with aqueduct. Though at this point it is referred to as a conduit.
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Re: What is it, and where?

Postby BLAKEY » Sun 15 Mar, 2015 12:07 am

I seem to recall some kind of aquaduct in The Hollies at Meanwood - but its a long time ago since I was in there :?: :?:
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Re: What is it, and where?

Postby Croggy1 » Sun 15 Mar, 2015 10:00 pm

I was in The Hollies yesterday, but didn't notice the above.
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Re: What is it, and where?

Postby rikj » Sun 15 Mar, 2015 11:40 pm

The Hollies is correct, though you would have to scramble off the path and down a bank to get this view. The path runs at the top of the wall.

It looks like the grandly named Conduit of the Leeds Water Works crossed over the access to a small quarry; and the access track was spanned by running the conduit over this arch. The other end of the small tunnel is completely earthed over,and the tunnel/arch filled to nearly the roof.

Interesting to see the seemingly rough and ready construction. It makes you wonder if this was the construction standard of the whole conduit.

The (hopefully) attached map shows how the arch and conduit appear on the mid 1800 OS map. This is only my reading of things, and might be wrong.
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