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The 3 Legs of Mann in white quartz rock built into a remote country wall at Druidale.

Can you see it?!

I would love to know if it was just randomly built into the wall by a stone mason or is there some history behind it?

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3 Legs of Mann © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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This stained glass window inside St. Peter’s Church in Onchan depicts Maughold Parish Church and the “Maughold Parish Cross” which is a 14th century St. Bees sandstone carving and is one of the earliest representations of the 3 Legs of Mann (apart from the 3 Legs inscribed on the Pommel of the 12th Century Manx Sword of State) it is also interesting to note which direction the 3 Legs are pointing!

I have taken a number of images of the stained glass windows in St. Peter’s and I will add them to Manxscenes.com over the coming months.

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

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Maughold Church with the famous Maughold Cross in the foreground - © Peter Killey

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I spent a pleasurable hour walking around the court of Tynwald the other day during my lunch break.

All of the below images were captured on my Fuji X10 camera resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5

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Images 1 and 2 below;

Depicts the Tynwald Chamber which has been used for sittings since December 1894 and formerly housed the old Weights and Measures office before it became occupied by Tynwald. Also shown is the table which holds the Manx Sword of State which must be present under Tynwald Standing orders before any sitting can take place.

Tynwald Court Isle of Man - © Peter Killey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tynwald Court Isle of Man - © Peter Killey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images 3, 4 and 5 below;

Depicts the Sword of State which is traditionally ascribed to Olaf II , who before he became King is believed to have used it in fighting against the Moors in Spain in 1230. It may really be dated nearer 14th Century.

The Sword has the earliest known depictions of the ‘Three legs of Man’ in its oldest form, and the Legs are depicted on the Pommel and on shields set on either side of the blade where the guard intersects the blade. The sword is present at all sittings of Tynwald and is carried before The Lieutenant Governor at St Johns on Tynwald day.

The Sword is the Island equivalent of the Mace that is used in Westminster, but differs in that it points straight ahead and not left or right as in England which denotes the part in power.

Sword of State Tynwald Court Isle of Man - © Peter Killey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sword of State Tynwald Court Isle of Man - © Peter Killey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sword of State Tynwald Court Isle of Man - © Peter Killey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image 6 below;

This illustrates the legislative Council Chamber and shows the meeting table. The Council are a revising Chamber and examine in details green bills presented from the House of keys of proposed legislation.

The Legislative Council is presided over by the President and has 10 members indirectly elected by the House of Keys or Ex officio .

Legislative Council Chamber - Isle of Man - © Peter Killey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My grateful thanks goes to Tynwald Seneschal Mr Paul Daugherty for his excellent knowledge and advice on every aspect of Tynwald and for supplying to me the above information to go with each of the images.

If you are interested in the Isle of Man and its very unique constitution, have a look at this webpage from manxscenes.com outlining some basic facts about this beautiful island – Click Here 

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The entrance to the Royal Chapel in St Johns - © Peter KilleyThis image shows the entrance to the famous Royal Chapel at St Johns and its worth noting the direction of the Three Legs of Mann which is dated 1848 – (click image for larger view).

I have had many a debate over the direction of which way the 3 Legs of Mann should point, but ultimately the legs should point in the opposite way to which you can see here, the correct direction which can be traced back to the pommel on the Manx Sword of State in the 12th century should point in the opposite direction to this image! – Source Manxscenes.com

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

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