Water Works Corner

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Water Works Corner is situated between the 24th Milestone and the 25th Milestone road-side marker on the Snaefell Mountain Course used for the Isle of Man TT Races on the A18 Snaefell Mountain Road in the parish of Maughold in the Isle of Man.

The name Water Works Corner derives from the nearby Ballure Reservoir which was built by the Ramsey Water Works Company established by an Act of Tynwald in 1859 to supply drinking water to the town of Ramsey. In the 1881 the reservoir at Ballure was extended with a dam further upstream with a capacity of 18 million gallons and completed in 1884. In 1948 the Ramsey Water Company was replaced by the Isle of Man Water Board which became the Isle of Man Water Authority in 1972.

The series of corners at the Water Works was part of the Highland Course and the Four Inch Course used for the Gordon Bennett Trial and Tourist Trophy automobile car races held in the Isle of Man between 1904 and 1922. The Water Works Corner is now of the Snaefell Mountain Course used since 1911 for the Isle of Man TT and 1923 for the Manx Grand Prix Races. For the 1939 Isle of Man TT Races, road widening and landscaping occurs at the Water Works complex of bends by the Isle of Man Highway Board.[1]

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  1. ^ Isle of Man Weekly Times page 1 dated 13 May 1939

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Coordinates: 54°18′47″N 4°22′35″W / 54.31306°N 4.37639°W / 54.31306; -4.37639