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Possibly the site of where Foxdale Mines worker James Killey murdered 3 of his children and then killed himself in 1868.

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Doarlish Ard Foxdale - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The wheel was built in 1854 in order to drain the mines of water and was officially started by Lieutenant Governor Hope and it was named in honour of his wife “Lady Isabella”.

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Lady Isabella © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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This mine was worked circa 1832 to 1881 by the Isle of Man Mining Company, usually in conjunction with the more extensive Beckwith Mine situated 2/3 of a mile West and it exploited part of a vein of lead ore which was temporarily very productive . There were two shafts approximately 240’ apart, the engine shaft and the Whim shaft – So called because it was originally worked with a horse gin or whim.

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Cross Vein Mine in Foxdale © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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