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Kirk Braddan Old Church and 3 interesting Gravestones 🇮🇲

Set in a beautiful wooded valley by the River Dhoo. The churchyard is full of Georgian headstones and is a wonderful place for photographers and anyone with an interest in Manx history and architecture to visit.

There are many interesting gravestones but here are 3 of my favourites and a snippet of info about each.

The grave of Captain Edward Quayle
Captain Quayle was born in 1802, and became one of the first Masters of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company when he assumed command of the Mona on October 5th 1833, having previously been in command of several of the clipper packets which plied between Douglas and Liverpool.
Captain Quayle passed away at his home on Prospect Hill on Saturday June 14th, 1862. The grave has a beautiful intricate carving of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company’s paddle steamer ‘Douglas’ just look at that 3 intricate Legs of Man above the paddles.

The Cholera Stones
Some 83 victims were buried in Old Kirk Braddan yard between July and September 1832, these small stone adjacent to the Church are apparently individual graves.

Samual Ally “The Slave’s Grave”
One of the best known graves in old Kirk Braddan Church is that of Samuel Ally who was an African slave that was brought to the Isle of Man from the West Indies by the owner of Kirby Mansion house (directly next door to this graveyard) following the abolition of slavery in 1834.

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Old Kirk Braddan Church -  © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

The grave of Captain Edward Quayle - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Cholera Headstones - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Samuel Ally - Manx Slave - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The quaint interior of St Lukes Church in West Baldwin.

St Lukes Church was formerly attached to the parish church of Kirk Braddan and now Marown, the church was built in 1836 on the site of a Celtic church called “Keeill Abban”, an ancient Celtic cross has also been built into the west gable section of the building which was also used as a school up to 1871.

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St Lukes Church - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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This quaint little church was formerly attached to the Parish church of Kirk Braddan but now Marown, this church was built in 1836 on the site of a Celtic church called “Keeill Abban”, an ancient Celtic cross has also been built into the west gable section of the building which was also used as a school up to 1871.

Behind this chapel and up the hill is the ancient site of Tynwald which was held there as far back as 1429 and is now marked by a circle of stones 🇮🇲

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St Lukes, Baldwin - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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This beautiful stained glass window is the first thing you see as you enter into the porch of St. Peter’s Church in Cregneash Village 🇮🇲

It depicts a Manx Loaghtan sheep, spring daffodils, primroses, foxgloves, bluebells and lilies and a little robin also 🇮🇲

This gorgeous window is dedicated to Harry Quirk 1934 to 1997.

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Stained Glass Window, Cregneash - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The Clock Tower and remaining altar window and walls of the former St Peter’s Church in Market Place in Peel.

A fire in 1958 made the building unsafe and it was demolished shortly after, only the outer walls, alter window and some tomb stones and the clock tower remain.

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Former St Peter’s Church - Peel - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Looking very Christmassy at this lovely old Church in Ballaugh today.

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Christmas at the Cronk in Ballaugh © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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This is the original church where St Peter’s Church in Onchan now stands.

In fact this little church was better known as Kirk Conchan and the origins of the old church which stood some 50 yards to the north of the present St. Peter’s church date back to the 12th Century.

This picture is depicted in a stained glass window in the present St. Peter’s Church in Onchan.

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Kirk Conchan © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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