Historic Environment

Shandon Park Mound

Shandon Park

Additional information

Open to the public:

During opening hours (please check DiscoverNI website, charges may apply)

Grid reference:
SM number:
DOW 004:001

About Shandon Park Mound

One of Belfast’s few surviving medieval earthworks, reached by a path between numbers 45 and 47 Shandon Park in Knock. The mound, strategically sited on high ground with extensive views, is now conspicuous because planted with conifers. It is probably a motte, an Anglo-Norman castle mound, but the name sean dún (old fort) leaves open the possibility that this motte, like some others, was built on a pre-Norman fort site. Old Knock graveyard is on another hill (an cnoc) close by and it may also be an early site.

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Shandon Park Mound
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