Greetings Anyone (!). But I expect this to be a very short if not completely "dead" Thread... (Sorry it has likely nothing to do with Autism, though.)
Is there, near to where you live, a small HILL (covered with Grass)? And if you travel a bit, there is another small HILL... and if you travel further - either backwards or forwards, are there more Hills... and if mapped, then they extend upon a LINE OF HILLS...?
Every Hill is in a Grassy area: some may be fenced-off, others may have a Concrete/Iron Utility Cover on them (like Drain Covers or other types of Access), or some may even have "Play Areas for small children" half-heartedly built upon them. But they are always a little "Bump" at least Seven-Foot wide, in a Grassy Area. Councils seem not allowed to dig these up and/or build upon them, and they are always built around, over, or are fenced off.
I have read some things about "Ancient Long Barrows". But I cannot find information about them being in lines, Quadrants or "GPS" in relation to Hills... might anyone have any information? There may be Historical Significance, but I cannot find that either.
(I only begin this Thread now, because I remember it, and this is one of those things which I cannot find out more about anywhere, and if I ever had the chance to Post something upon a Public Internet Forum, then this was one of the questions I had.) Surely someone else has noticed these things apart from myself...?
Hi DC you may well find out they are underground water reservoirs!
I quite often visit such places in my line of work, in fact I had to demolish one once near Henley on Thames, it was no longer needed as bigger pipes are now in place creating networks across the country.
There would be one built as small hamlets became bigger as new houses were built, supply and sudden demand meant instant water supplies were needed, so underground tanks were constructed, they work well as the temperature stays at a constant which helps reduce algae growth. And kept dark as sunlight promotes blue/ green algae which can poison water.
Many places had above ground tanks and some were very ornate consisting of well constructed brick towers with the steel tank up high, the height was so gravity fed the surrounding population. In fact I dreamt of living in one as my most favourite tv character as a child was Catweezle! He was a magician or wizard from the past who accidentally got teleported into the future, he lived in a steel tank high up away from other beings where he could hide.
Underground reservoirs rely on pumps which are complex in design as they have to be very variable depending on sudden demands.The one I demolished was at first sight in a quadrant shape, straight bumps and shallows of grass hills running parallel to one another.
I first removed the grass/turf and soil, then removed the subsoil to reveal brickwork, before work commenced we had chance to enter the underground reservoir.
it was awesome, the remaining water was so very clear but with a slight turquoise hue, the brickwork was coated in pure white deposits of calcium deposits from the water, years of build up just like the deposits found in staligmites and staligtights,
the cialing was made of visible arched brick work, it was like being in a cathedral, it echoed well.
We theorised what the now redundant reservoir could be used as.
best suggestion was as a pub or club.
it took a lot to break the brick arches as it was so well built.
anyway even if they turn out to be something other than what I suggest you have now found enlightenment in underground water storage reservoirs Lol.
Lonewarrior i knew about water towers, there are some beautiful examples out there, but I didn't know about the under the ground ones, I used to be fascinated about our water systems and am quite disappointed that I never discovered them. Do you know where I could find some?