J3279 : Old Boundary Post, McArt's Fort

taken 3 months ago, near to Whitehouse Lower, Northern Ireland

Old Boundary Post, McArt's Fort
Old Boundary Post, McArt's Fort
Old Belfast boundary post on top of McArt's Fort, Cave Hill, in Belfast. This is one of two at McArt's Fort and sadly, after sitting happily for just over 100 years, both have recently been vandalised and the faceplates have been removed. See J3279 : Old boundary post, Belfast which shows the intact pillar with the electoral ward information still in place.
Belfast Castle, estate and the Cavehill Country Park, Belfast :: J3278

Belfast Castle J3279 : Belfast Castle was built between 1868 and 1870 for the Marquis of Donegall. The practice of Lanyon, Lynn and Lanyon were the architects but John Lanyon seems to have been the one who produced the design. It and the surrounding estate probably represent the swansong of the aristocracy in the face of the growth and ascendancy of the wealthy manufacturers, merchants and bankers emerging from expanding industrial Belfast. It was presented to the city in 1937.

The Cavehill Country Park adjoins the estate.

Belfast Boundary Posts

Old parliamentary and municipal boundary posts found in Belfast. Most appear to date from 1918.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 4 May, 2021   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 4 May, 2021
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands 
Primary Subject of Photo
Country Park 
Place (from Tags)
Cavehill  Belfast  Cave Hill Belfast  McArts Fort 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 324 796 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:38.8394N 5:56.9162W
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Irish: geotagged! J 324 796
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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