Wheel Headed Cross

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An interior and exterior image of St. Adamnan’s Church.

This quaint little church in is one of the Islands oldest churches where the walls date back to possibly the 12th century on a site used since perhaps the first Christian missionaries on the Isle of Man.

The site is steeped in Manx History and if you look at the bottom right external image you can make out the 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.

(Manx National Heritage catalogued Cross No. 73)

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St. Adamnan's Church – Old Kirk Lonan - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

St. Adamnan's Church – Old Kirk Lonan - © Peter Killey - www.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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