History

Minnowburn Beeches in the 1964 National Trust booklet for Northern Ireland © National Trust

Minnowburn Beeches in the 1964 National Trust booklet for Northern Ireland

The National Trust at Minnowburn

Geology and Ancient History

The Giant's Ring Henge with burial chamber © Henry Clark at Flickr.com

The Giant's Ring Henge with burial chamber

The site in and around the Minnowburn area has a fascinating geological history.

Lagan Navigation

Pleasure boating at Shaw's Bridge © Minnowburn, National Trust

Pleasure boating at Shaw's Bridge

In 1756 the Commissioners of Inland Navigation for Ireland began work on the Lagan Navigation.

Terrace Hill

The original Terrace Hill House was demolished in the 1930s © Minnowburn, National Trust

The original Terrace Hill House was demolished in the 1930s

Terrace Hill house is at the centre of Minnowburn and overlooks the Lagan Valley. The original Terrace Hill was built about 1856.

Edenderry

Edenderry was built for linen mill workers © Colin Barrett

Edenderry was built for linen mill workers

Situated on the bank of the Lagan, on the edge of the Minnowburn property is Edenderry, a village born of Belfast’s famous linen industry.

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