House and grounds, Belmont Park, North Richmond, [between Home of Archibald Bell soldier and Magistrate. His son Archibald Bell Jr is remembered for his discovery of a new route across the Blue Mountains, now known as "Bells Line of Road"
In 1942, with fears of a Japanese invasion at their height, Operation Berowra Boat Guard was launched. The boats of the Lower Hawkesbury were impounded and hidden at Crosslands Reserve to make it difficult for an enemy force to cross the river. Unfortunately heavy rain led to flooding and the destruction of many of the boats.