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Glion Kiark “Glen of the Grouse”

A lovely walk today to this isolated building.

It is the site of an old slate quarry workings at the foot of Sartfell Mountain, this building is clearly visible when looking approximately South-East from the TT Course half-way up Barregarrow Hill.

This quarry originally employed about twenty quarrymen, many of whom were Welsh, who came over to the Island following the closures of quarries in their homeland. It closed in about 1874 due to the poor quality of the slate and the buildings subsequently fell into disrepair.

The ruins are those of the blacksmiths shop, stables, a pay office and accommodation for the men.

The belfry at the end of building deceptively gives it the appearance of an old church. In fact, the bell which it once housed was used to signal the beginning and ending of the mens work shifts, which ran day and night.

The old quarry building is very desolate and quite a hard place to get to it has very steep slopes and ravines to cross and a good set of walking boots are a must.

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Glion Kiark “Glen of the Grouse” - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Glion Kiark “Glen of the Grouse” - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Glion Kiark “Glen of the Grouse” - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Glion Kiark “Glen of the Grouse” - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Glion Kiark “Glen of the Grouse” - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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A lovely guided walk around Killabregga Tholtans this afternoon with Ballaugh Heritage Trust, this particular Tholtan was one of the two homes amongst all the barns and piggery and threshing house etc. The upright stones to the right of the image were thought to be peat drying stones, where the peat was hung over to dry out.

Killabregga Farm was last farmed in the early 1960’s by the Kinrade family.

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Killabregga Tholtans - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Spooyt Vane Chapel

This quaint chapel is reputed to be the smallest chapel on the Island, it was built as a school and later used as an Anglican mission, it is now sadly disused and in private ownership.

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Spooyt Vane Chapel - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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My quest to picture many of the Isle of Man’s remaining Tholtans continued today with a lovely walk up to the once loved ‘Eairy Beg Farmhouse’ which is high up in Glen Helen Plantation.

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Eairy Beg Farmhouse © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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A Sunday walk into Sulby Glen.

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Sulby Glen Tholtan © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Sulby Glen Tholtan © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

 

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A lovely walk up to this beautiful once loved home which is just above Lhergydhoo between the Staarvey Road and Knocksharry on the Peel to Kirk Michael Coast Road.

Talking to a nearby farmer about this old house, he can remember this property being occupied circa 1945 by a man named Killey who had the nickname of ‘Killey the Gull’.

This Tholtan captures stunning and uninterupted views looking, North, South and to the West of the Island.

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Lhergydhoo Tholtan © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Lhergydhoo Tholtan © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The Tholtans at Crammag, above Sulby Reservoir.

A lovely hike down to this group of tholtans this afternoon, whenever I visit these tholtans I always wonder what life was like for these people!

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Crammag Tholtans in Sulby © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Crammag Tholtans in Sulby © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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