St Lukes Church – West Baldwin

St Lukes Church in West Baldwin was formerly attached to the parish church of Kirk Braddan and now Marown, the church was built in 1836 on the site of a Celtic church called “Keeill Abban”, an ancient Celtic cross has also been built into the west gable section of the building which was also used as a school up to 1871.

Behind this chapel and up the hill is the ancient site of *Tynwald which was held there as far back as 1429 and is now marked by a circle of stones.

*Manx Parliament

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

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St Lukes Church - West Baldwin - © Peter Killey



  1. Eleanor

    Nice to see you back at one of your favourite spots on the island.

  2. Hi Eleanor

    Yes that place is like a magnet to me it is so tranquil, its a place you can go and find solitude, no traffic, no noise pollution just the beautiful sound of the countryside and of nature 🙂

    They have locked the church now so i couldn’t go in to take some shots!

    Cheers Eleanor…

  3. Eleanor

    Oh what a shame the church is now locked…. Is it a sign of the times?

  4. Hi Eleanor, I think so 🙁

    I would have loved to go in there, as I have done in previous years and take some piccies for us all to see 🙁

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