J3975 : Glenmachan Road sign, Belfast (1)

taken 11 years ago, near to Ballyhackamore and Sydenham, Northern Ireland

Glenmachan Road sign, Belfast (1)
Glenmachan Road sign, Belfast (1)
Old tiled sign at the Belmont Road end of the Glenmachan Road (western side). See also J3975 : Glenmachan Road sign, Belfast (2).
The street signs of Belfast

Note added 19 March 2012. Following representation made to this website I am now aware that publication of a photograph of a street name sign might be an offence under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. I was not aware of this when submitting. This note is to confirm that I have now stopped taking photographs of street name signs. If you object to any already submitted please click “Suggest an update to this image” and make your views known to a moderator.
The present Belfast City Council inherited a wide variety of street-name signs from the old Belfast Corporation. They included cast and tiled signs from the Victorian and Edwardian era, pressed white-on-black and even some which had been hand-painted. The more recent styles are, in the main, similar to those elsewhere in Northern Ireland although there are still ones of local interest – bilingual, incorporating housing association logos and decorative. One recent innovation has been the provision of modern signs in the style of the old tiled variety but incorporating the name of the “Quarter” used for tourist and marketing purposes.

The Glenmachan Road, Belfast

The Glenmachan Road runs from the Belmont Road to the old Holywood Road, near J3876 : Garnerville Presbyterian church, Belfast. It marks the limit of development of suburban east Belfast J3975 : Belfast by the back door. The name J3975 : Glenmachan Road sign, Belfast (1) comes from Glenmachan Tower, an imposing house built in the 1860’s, built by the architect Thomas Jackson, for his own occupation and sold to the linen baron, Sir William Ewart J3373 : Ewart's Building, Belfast - de-listed and demolished in the 1980’s.

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Tuesday, 12 April, 2011   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 12 April, 2011
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Irish: geotagged! J 392 752 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.3877N 5:50.7802W
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Irish: geotagged! J 392 752
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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