Tholtans at Killabregga

This old abandoned farm sits high up above the Sulby valley and is typical of those found in the upland areas of the Island, the remains of the horse driven mill and a small orchard are still visible, my records show that John and Lisa Kinrade were still resident at the farm as late as the 1943.

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Killabregga in Sulby © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Cronkdoo

This lovely old, once loved building at Cronkdoo is set low in the valley near to Druidale and is now where the hill sheep from the area go inside for shelter.

You can also make out the rusty corn mill cogs to the rear of the old building.

Whenever I visit these old Tholtan type buildings I realise just how hard life must have been for these old Manx Crofters.

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Cronkdoo near Druidale © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The Nunnery

Steeped in rich Manx history with lots of very famous owners and now about to be sold for development as an educational and training facility specialising in I/T.

What will be getting sold next? The family silver maybe!!

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The Nunnery in South Douglas ©  Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Bullrenney Tholtan

This Manx Tholtan is high above the hills of Ballaugh Mountain, Bullrenney in Manx means (Ferny Place).

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Bullrenny on Ballaugh Mountain © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Overlooking Ballaugh

Some say the sun always shines on the righteous and it was certainly shining on Ballaugh this afternoon.

Taken from one of the tracks off the Druidale Rd whilst out for a walk with Ted :-)

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Ballaugh © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Saddle Road in Douglas

The Saddle Stone from which this road takes its name, is by the roadside right next to the Old Deemster’s Cottage. The stone has stood there for at least two centuries

The famous ‘Saddle” wishing stone according to old Manx legend is ridden every night by the fairies.

Today people sit on this “Saddle” and make a wish.

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Saddle Road in Douglas © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Langness Peninsula

Nicky looking South on a cold, crisp afternoon from Langness Peninsula.

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Langness Peninsula © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Langness Lighthouse and Fog Horn on Langness Peninsula

Langness lighthouse on Langness Peninsula was designed by Thomas Stevenson (Robert Louis Stevenson’s father) and first lit in 1880 and was finally automated in 1996 by the Northern Lighthouse Board.

The foghorn that is situated right behind the lighthouse and that is adjacent to Dreswick Harbour.

The footpath around the rear (or seaward side of the lighthouse) has recently been the subject of a Public inquiry on the Isle of Man which has ruled in favour of the ramblers.

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Langness Lighthouse © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Langness Lighthouse © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Tender to Manxie – Abandoned at Derbyhaven

Abandoned….

The former “Tender To Manxie”

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Abandoned Manxie at Derbyhaven © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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St Trinian’s Church – Marown

The Church of Ninian (now always called Trinian) stands beside the Douglas To Peel Road under Greeba Mountain.

It was built in the 12th century on the site of an ancient keeil and extensively altered in the 14th century.  A number of cross slabs are kept inside the ruined church on the site which has no public access.

The ruins are the scene of the story of the Buggane of St Trinian’s who persistently blew off the church roof as fast as it was rebuilt.  The village tailor undertook to make a pair of breeches as soon as the roof had been completed which would then drive the Buggane away.  The tailor was down to the last button but ran out of thread and whilst away the roof was again blown off.

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St Trinian's © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

St Trinian's © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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St German’s Cathedral in Peel.

The fine and very impressive interior of St German’s Cathedral in Peel.

Kirk German Cathedral is sited in Derby Road in Peel, and was opened in 1884 and finally consecrated by Archbishop Thompson, Bishop of York in 1894.

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St German's Cathedral in Peel © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Peel Police Station

The present Peel Police Station, formerly the old Courthouse which was built to the design of Langton Dennis, a London Architect in 1893.

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Peel Police Station © Peter Killey  - www.manxscenes.com

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