Kirk Michael

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This church was built in 1835 (the former church dated from the 12th century) The building is of plain cruciform design and is built in brown stone with a large square tower.

There are five Bishops buried in the graveyard, Bishops Wilson, Hildesley, Mason, Crigan and Duesbury.

I actually went into the graveyard to have a look at these graves and I kid you not I was chased out by two sheep, one of which had long horns.

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St Michael's Church in Kirk Michael © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The Post Office in this image has been here for a very long time the door to the right of the Pharmacy was once the entrance to the old Kirk Michael Sorting Office.

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Kirk Michael Village and Post Office © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Couldn’t help grabbing this image of these lovely Spring flowers on this property on the Orrisdale Loop Road today.

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Daffodils and Crocuses at Orrisdale © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Hopefully Spring is on it’s way on the Isle of Man 🙂

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Erinville in Kirk Michael © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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A lovely feature to the entrance of this Church is this hand carved Lychgate. The foundation stone (bottom centre right) was laid on Easter Monday in 1907 by the Lieutenant Governor Lord Raglan, and it was formally opened on 16th October. 1907 by the Governors wife Lady Raglan.

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St. Michael's Kirk Michael © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Standing on the headland at Glen Wyllin (south of Kirk Michael) and looking towards the sandy North West coast line of the Island up to Jurby Head.

You can make out in the foreground the further coastal erosion (beyond the boulders) that have recently occurred due to the severe storms that we have been experiencing.

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Glen Wyllin Coastal Erosion © 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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Captured this image today whilst travelling from Peel to Ramsey of the sandy West coastline of the Island from Kirk Michael up to Jurby Head, with the evidence of coastal erosion quite prominent.

You can also see in the top left of the image the white spire of Jurby Church.

The image was captured on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 90mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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The sandy West Coast of the Isle of Man - © Peter Killey

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