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High up in Bishopscourt Glen is a lovely small cave with a carved stone seat. This cave is thought to have been used by bishops for the purpose of rest and meditation. Bishop Murray reputedly took refuge here from angry locals at the time of the 1825 potato (tithe) riots. Nearby is a stone called “Creg Nyn Ushag” (Rock of the Bird) which is inscribed ‘Lead me to the rock that is higher than I’, probably dating from about 1880.

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Bishopscourt Cave © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Bishopscourt Cave © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Bishopscourt Cave © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Just inside the the entrance to Bishopscourt Glen (north of Kirk Michael) is an artificial mound named Mount Aeolus, created by Bishop Hildesley to commemorate Captain Elliott’s victory over the French off the Manx coast on 28 February 1760.

The mound which is shaped in similarity to Tynwald Hill has a inscribed monument on the top of it detailing Capatain Elliott’s victory.

The image was captured on my Sony HX20V camera, resized and cropped  in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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Mount Aeolus in Bishopscourt Glen -  © Peter Killey

 

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Orrisdale Gatehouse on the former Manx Northern Railway Line.

The next stop towards Kirk Michael (about 300m) is the former Bishopscourt Halt.  Bishopscourt Halt was once a minor stop on the former Railway Line which was primarily used as a stop for the use of the Bishop, his staff and visitors.

The image was captured on my Sony HX20V camera, resized and cropped  in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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Orrisdale Gatehouse on the old Northern Railway Line -  © Peter Killey

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