Sunday, 4 January 2015

Orangefield Revisited

I revisited Orangefield Park this morning. Much work has been undertaken in the Park since my last visit a few years ago.

The Knock River has been diverted through the park; new bridges abound; and new, enhanced paths and lighting.

Little or no evidence remains of the Blakiston-Houstons' country estate, except perhaps a number of old trees.

Orangefield Lane entrance in 2015; the site of twin gate lodges

The Orangefield Lane entrance has been completely renovated and a footbridge now crosses the river.

Twin gate lodges once stood here.

The name "Orangefield" aroused my curiosity.

Photo credit: Matt Maginnis © 2013
Orangefield House was finally swept away by Belfast City Council in the early 1970s.

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