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Video: Belfast Telegraph property of the week - The Beacon, 42 Newforge Lane, Belfast

HomeFinder Property of the Week is The Beacon, 42 Newforge Lane, Belfast.

This landmark property was designed in 1959 by architect Henry Lynn for businessman Clement Wilson who formed Northern Ireland's first "factory garden" which is now one of the city's most popular public parks, named after him.

This landmark property was designed in 1959 by architect Henry Lynn for businessman Clement Wilson who formed Northern Ireland's first "factory garden" which is now one of the city's most popular public parks, named after him.

Clement Wilson Park dates back to 1929 when 25 acres were acquired by the Wilson family when they bought an adjoining factory.

The area was transformed into attractive gardens by Mr R Clement Wilson, Chairman of the Wilson Companies and in 1975; it was acquired as a public park and named after the man who had had the idea of landscaping it for his employees.

With its Norfolk Reed thatched roof, 'The Beacon' boasts immense character and sits in stunning grounds with mature gardens and woodland extending to around 2.8 acres in the heart of Malone.

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