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  • proper n. A village six miles west of Grantham, famous for the Belvoir Hunt.


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  • On a point of land on the southern shore of the river Colonel Fairfax had acquired a pleasant tract and had built a handsome house which justified the name Belvoir.


  • I suspect he is a mere Viscount, whereas Rutland's premier nobleman is a Duke and has a very impressive pile in Belvoir Castle.

    Opera at Bonkers Hall

  • It was this that brought him to Virginia, where he went to live at his cousin's fine mansion called Belvoir, a place not far away from the Washington estate of Mount Vernon.

    Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15) The Romance of Reality

  • William Fairfax, who resided at a beautiful seat called Belvoir, a few miles below Mount Vernon, and on the same woody ridge bordering the

    Life of George Washington — Volume 01

  • "Belvoir," now the Beauvoir School, was telling Dr. Busey how he was enjoying pruning the old oak trees on his place of dead wood.

    A Portrait of Old George Town

  • The name "Belvoir" is derived from the magnificent prospects lying around it in all directions, the view extending over the level country for 30 miles; more than 170 towns and villages are visible within its horizon.

    What to See in England

  • As regards the pronunciation of the name "Belvoir," it is probable it was in early days pronounced "Beever," like the seat of the dukes of Rutland, who were akin to the

    Harrison, Mrs. Burton, 1843-1920. Recollections Grave and Gay

  • Suddenly, he's ushered into the glittering world of Belvoir, which was the Fairfax mansion on the Potomac just south of where Mount Vernon is today.

    The George Washington You Didn't Know

  • Two years earlier, a government commission, noting that Walter Reed was showing its age, voted to close the facility and consolidate its operations with the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., and a hospital at Fort Belvoir, Va., to save money.

    Walter Reed to close after more than a century

  • Tom Fahrney, VDOT's coordinator for problems stemming from the huge personnel shifts required by the federal Base Realignment and Closure program, focused on attempts to ease congestion likely to occur around Fort Belvoir and the Mark Center.

    Northern Virginia transportation plan update


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