Malew

The Siverburn River crossing over the Rushen Abbey Ford at Ballasalla, many a happy day spent as a kid down here 🙂

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Rushen Abbey Ford in Ballasalla © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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South Barrule Mountain and according to the carving on the gate it is 1585 feet high

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South Barrule Mountain © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The bronze ‘Three Legs of Man’ sculpture at Ronaldsway Airport.

And not one car or person in sight 🙂

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Ronaldsway - Isle of Man Airport - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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This stone-built, Norse-Celtic chapel is dedicated to St. Michael and dates from around the 12th century.  It is now consists of just four walls and a bell turret.

The image was captured on my Nikon S8200 Camera resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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St Michael's Chapel © Peter Killey

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This sculpture of Manx Martyr Illiam Dhone (also known as William Christian) is displayed in Malew Parish Church and the plaque underneath the sculpture simply states “Here lies Illiam Dhone, William Christian of Ronaldsway, shot to death at Hango Hill on 2nd January 1663” – January 2nd 2013 marks the 350th anniversary of his execution.

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Illiam Dhone the Manx Martyr in Malew Church -  © Peter Killey

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Before I give you some history into this chained grave, non of this info can be fully supported and maybe the subject of Isle of Man myth!

This rather strange grave brings many visitors to Malew Churchyard and as can be seen by the image it is iron staked at each corner and randomly heavily chained to allegedly keep the vampire in!

The alleged Vampire was a Mr Hassal who died aged 54, when Mr Hassal died the Undertakers were not allowed to bring his body onto the consecrated church grounds so rumour has it that they loaded his body into the grave from behind the wall, it was then covered in a heavy slate slab and staked with iron posts and iron chains.

To add to this conundrum Mr Hassal’s wife Margaret is also buried in this chained grave!

Vampires Grave in Malew Churchyard © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com Vampires Grave in Malew Churchyard © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

 

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Malew Church is one of the most ancient parish churches of the Isle of Man, dating from the establishment of the parochial system in perhaps the twelfth century and the Church remains officially the parish church for the parish of that name (which includes Derbyhaven, Ballasalla, Grenaby, Ballamodha and St Mark’s, but no longer Castletown).

The image was captured on my Fuji X10 camera dipped in HDR 5, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5

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Malew Church - © Peter Killey

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Also known as the Crossag, which crosses the Silverburn River near to Rushen Abbey, dating from the mid-14th century the four feet wide packhorse bridge is an example of only a few which survive in the whole of Britain.

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Monks Bridge in Ballasalla - © Peter Killey

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Situated in the Parish of Kirk Malew this quaint little Church was built in 1772 and is attached to the parish Church of Kirk Malew.

This Church that was built to accommodate about  200 people and was intended to provide a more convenient Chapel of Ease together with a parish school for those from the outlying mountainous districts!

This image was captured on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 22mm, converted into sepia to give a “Ye olde World” look and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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St Marks Church - Malew © Peter Killey

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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 cottages and lighthouse are now famous for being owned by Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson and his wife.

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.

The images was captured on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 30mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Langness Lighthouse, Holiday home of Jeremy Clarkson - © Peter Killey

 

 

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This stone-built, Norse-Celtic chapel is dedicated to St. Michael and dating from around the 12th century.  It is now consists of just four walls and a bell turret. The chapel would have replaced a Celtic keeill which possibly goes back to the beginnings of Christianity in the Isle of Man several centuries earlier.  There was a graveyard associated with the early keeill which contained some very early lintel graves. The graveyard, of which no trace remains visible, was used until about 1870 for the burial of shipwrecked mariners and Roman Catholics.

The image was captured on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 22mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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St Michael's Chapel © Peter Killey

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