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This stone-built, Norse-Celtic chapel is dedicated to St. Michael and dates from around the 12th century.  It is now consists of just four walls and a bell turret.

The image was captured on my Nikon S8200 Camera resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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St Michael's Chapel © Peter Killey

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Before I give you some history into this chained grave, non of this info can be fully supported and maybe the subject of Isle of Man myth!

This rather strange grave brings many visitors to Malew Churchyard and as can be seen by the image it is iron staked at each corner and randomly heavily chained to allegedly keep the vampire in!

The alleged Vampire was a Mr Hassal who died aged 54, when Mr Hassal died the Undertakers were not allowed to bring his body onto the consecrated church grounds so rumour has it that they loaded his body into the grave from behind the wall, it was then covered in a heavy slate slab and staked with iron posts and iron chains.

To add to this conundrum Mr Hassal’s wife Margaret is also buried in this chained grave!

Vampires Grave in Malew Churchyard © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com Vampires Grave in Malew Churchyard © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

 

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Malew Church is one of the most ancient parish churches of the Isle of Man, dating from the establishment of the parochial system in perhaps the twelfth century and the Church remains officially the parish church for the parish of that name (which includes Derbyhaven, Ballasalla, Grenaby, Ballamodha and St Mark’s, but no longer Castletown).

The image was captured on my Fuji X10 camera dipped in HDR 5, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5

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Malew Church - © Peter Killey

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I couldn’t resist capturing this image of St Marks Church this afternoon, it was sunny but so very icy out, Brrrrr……

The image was captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Tone Mapped in Dynamic Photo HDR 5.

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St Marks Church - Isle of Man - © Peter Killey

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Situated in the Parish of Kirk Malew this quaint little Church was built in 1772 and is attached to the parish Church of Kirk Malew.

This Church that was built to accommodate about  200 people and was intended to provide a more convenient Chapel of Ease together with a parish school for those from the outlying mountainous districts!

This image was captured on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 22mm, converted into sepia to give a “Ye olde World” look and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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St Marks Church - Malew © Peter Killey

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