Maughold

The Archibald Knox designed grave of Manx author Hall Caine in Maughould Churchyard.

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Hall Caine Grave © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Image 1  Standing at the top of the Brooghs and looking back towards North Barrule Mountain

Image 2  Overlooking Port Lewaigue and the Colony from the footpath at the Brooghs in Maughold.

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North Barrule from the Brooghs © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Port Lewaigue from the Brooghs © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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We had a walk around this lovely Church and the Graveyard the other day.

The image of the Porch shows ‘The Orouboros’ or the snake swallowing its tail inscribed into the upper right sandstone block which is built into this porch, snakes have many symbolic meanings, good and bad, but this one is universal, it represents the concept of infinity – and of the end being also the beginning, we can only guess how this stone came to Maughold Church!

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** Source An introduction into Architecture of the Isle of Man by Patricia Tutt **

Maughold Church Porch © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Maughold Church Porch © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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We had a lovely walk up to this beautiful part of the Island yesterday.

Cashtal yn Ard is one of the best ancient monuments on the Isle of Man. It is one of three Neolithic tombs, dating from about 2000 BC. It is well preserved and one of the largest of its kind in the British Isles. The monument was originally a megalithic chambered Cairn holding five chambers and extending over 130 feet long. Sites of this type were used as communal burial places for Neolithic chieftains and their families.

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Cashtal yn Ard © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The browns and greens as the Season changes from Winter to Spring.

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Ballaglass Glen © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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There are plenty more Manx Fairy Tales to be told by this Wizard.

This fantastic Chain Saw carving was skilfully mastered by local Tree Surgeon Nick Barlow.

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The Wizard of Ballaglass Glen - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Standing on the track up to Maughold Head Lighthouse and looking back over Maughold Church with North Barrule Mountain to the left.

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Maughold - Isle of Man © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Above Ballafayle in Maughold lies this Quakers burial ground.

The burial ground is alongside the narrow road through Ballajora, the plaque on the entrance to the site states that William Callow gave the piece of ground as a burial place for Quakers, and he was buried here in 1676.

The inscription on his headstone reads;

William Callow
of Ballafayle
1629 – 1676
suffered long persecution
frequent imprisonment
and finally banishment
from his native Island
for his faith.

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Quakers Burial Ground in Ballafayle © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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These two bronze sculptured Ravens are erected on the rocks high above Ballafayle in memory of  the late Sir Charles Kerruish (1917 – 2003).  Sir Charles was a well known politician and former Speaker of the House of Keys.

What a beautiful and peaceful place this is.

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Above Ballafayle in Maughold © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

 

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This is probably my last post on Manxscenes.com for 2013 and I thought I would share this image of Nick and Ted above Maughold Head Lighthouse the other day.

To all my followers and friends I really do hope you have enjoyed my Isle of Man Images throughout the year, and I wish you all a Prosperous and Healthy 2014 when there will of course be lots more Manx Scenes.  Hee’m oo ‘sy vlein noa (See you in the New Year).

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Nick and Ted at Maughold Head © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Just look how cold that sea looks and believe me it was freezing up there this afternoon.

Maughold Lighthouse was built in 1914 on the Southern side of Maughold Head, the fully automated light is 65m above sea level and access to the Lighthouse is via 129 steps (non Public access).

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Maughold Head Lighthouse © Peter killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The first glimpse of sunshine for about a week on the Isle of Man so went for a walk up to Maughold Church.

The mountain is North Barrule and the ridge top left takes you over to Clagh Ouyr.

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Maughold Church looking towards North Barrule Mountain © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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