Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Norwood Pictures

© Lord Belmont In Northern Ireland 2011
A READER HAS SENT ME SOME PHOTOGRAPHS OF NORWOOD TOWER, STRANDTOWN, BELFAST


"One of them (below) has a photograph of both my aunts, Peggy and Mary, and Mary does not want her photo to go on the Internet so you cannot put that one on the site ...


Sadly it is the best one of the two, as it shows the full door the other one, with the single lady in it, you can use; however I have no idea who she is, it shows a little of what is in the hallway through the door.


I do have some information of the layout of the houses Riversdale [Co Fermanagh] and Norwood Tower from my aunt and will write it up for you ...

Norwood was powered by gas so had gas cookers and lights.

 

I do have a photograph of a woman standing at the front door which seems quite ornate with iron railings around it I will scan it and send later.

 I also have a photograph of my aunt sitting in front of a lion statue in the garden of Norwood Tower (above); she said that she didn't want it to go on the Internet however I have attached it for you to see.

The lady with her was Mrs Lutton or Litton and she rented part of the servants' quarters in Norwood Tower.

Mary said that another couple rented a different part of the house seemed to be outside of the main house but part of the surrounding building and the rent of those went to the upkeep of the house.


The photograph above shows a glass-house at Norwood Tower.

First published in May, 2011.

5 comments :

Anonymous said...

Is the Circular Road the same thing as the North Circular off the Antrim Road?

Timothy Belmont said...

No, it's in east Belfast, off Holywood Road.

Sweet Thing said...

Great pictures Lord Belmont! I wonder if you can clear something up for me - where exactly was "Belmont"?

Timothy Belmont said...

To the best of my knowledge, the Belmont area of Belfast takes its name from the Belmont estate of Sir Thomas McClure Bt, http://lordbelmontinnorthernireland.blogspot.com/2010/09/mcclure-baronetcy.html

...now Campbell College. Belmont House was demolished. Hence, Belmont Road, etc.

BTW, I'm looking forward to paying you a visit since I do have a sweet tooth or two!

Look out for me in the Proprietary Belmont Two-Wheeler. ;-)

Tim

Anonymous said...

It's fantastic to see some photos of Norwood Tower. My Great Great Grandfather and his family lived on the estate until his death in the late 1800's. He was the head coachman there and until now I had no idea what it looked like. Thank you so much.

mandy