I have already posted an article about Belvoir House at Newtownbreda, near Belfast; and published a few photographs of the old mansion.
Belvoir Park was a seat of the 1st Viscount Dungannon.
It now forms part of Lagan Valley Regional Park.
The Batesons, afterwards Barons Deramore, purchased Belvoir from Lord Dungannon in 1818.
Belvoir House was demolished on the 18th February, 1961.
The car park is on the site of the house.
Here are some images of the house prior to its demolition.
The image above shows the west entrance front, looking towards the River Lagan.
The apex of the pediment can just be seen on the left side, two-thirds of the way up; with a flag-pole above the ballustraded west porch.
|West front from the south|
At the apex of the pediment the Bateson baronets' coat-of-arms was prominently displayed, their crest being a bat's wing; and their motto Nocte Volamus.
The pediment was at the garden front of the house, which faced northwards towards the motte, walled garden and glass-houses.
Above, probably the final image of the once-great mansion before its ignominious end, in 1961, with preparation for demolition: The stately garden front, which faces northwards.
Last published February, 2010.