NS6068 : Belmont Pond

taken 11 years ago, near to Springburn, Glasgow, Great Britain

Belmont Pond
Belmont Pond
The pond is located not far to the north-east of NS6168 : The Boating Pond in Springburn Park, and is one of three ponds in the park; the other is NS6168 : Stobhill Pond. As is explained there, Belmont Pond lies within a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation.

It lies just to the east of what was originally the villa of New Mosesfield, built in 1838 for the bookseller James Duncan; that building became Mosesfield Museum until the mid-twentieth century, after which it was used as an Old Men's Club. There was also an Old Mosesfield, not far to the south.

Also nearby, and presumably giving the pond its name, was Belmont House, which was built in 1888-89 for Hugh Reid (for whom, see NS6068 : Column from the Doulton Balgray Fountain); it was said to be Glasgow's highest house. It stood just north of New Mosesfield, but was demolished in the mid-1980s.
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Date Taken
Monday, 11 October, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 28 October, 2010
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
Category
Pond   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 6095 6876 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:53.5099N 4:13.5015W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 6093 6873
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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