Lonan

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Standing at the entrance to the former Garwick Glen and looking down the road to Garwick Mill at Baldrine.

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Garwick Mill © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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This is one of my favourite churches on the Island.

This quaint little church is dedicated to St. Adamnan and is one of the oldest churches on the Island with the walls dating back to the 12th century.

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Old Kirk Lonan © Peter Killey - manxscenes.com

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This Post is for Eleanor and Michael Wasley.

(Manx National Heritage catalogued Cross No. 73)

The most spectacular of all of the crosses in the church yard of St. Adamnan’s, still stands in it’s original position at the south side of the church. It stands at 5 feet high (not over 9 feet as described on many websites!) and more than 3 feet across and has a large equal limbed Celtic wheel head cross that is almost completely covered in interlacing, knot work and plait work designs. This stone dates from the 9th or even the 10th century.

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Celtic Wheel Headed Cross © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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This waterwheel which turns on the Washing Floors of Laxey is called the Snaefell Wheel (also known as Lady Evelyn).

This wheel was purchased by the Snaefell Mining Company in 1865 until 1910 when the wheel came to the end of its working life. From there, it was sent to the Cornish Mines until the 1950s when there was no longer use of it. Years later Pete Geddes from the Laxey Mines Research Group brought it back home to the Isle of Man, restored it and In 2006, the wheel began turning once more.

This image was captured on my Fuji X10 camera resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5

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Snaefell Wheel (Lady Evelyn) on the Washing Floors of Laxey - © Peter Killey

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I had a lovely walk around Lonan today and come across this secret wood which was lit up buy Bluebells and Whitebells.

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A Bluebell and Whitebell Wood in Lonan - © Peter Killey

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This tiny but beautifully kept Church is one of the best kept secrets of Old Lonan, as you can see in the image there is enough room to get about twenty to thirty people in and the Chapel would be full!!

The image was taken on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 18mm and using a Nikon SB-800 Speedlight.
A beautiful, tranquil and peaceful place.

St Adamnan's Church Lonan © Peter Killey

 

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