Maughold Church Porch © Peter Killey -

Maughold Church and a little bit of information about the Porch

We had a walk around this lovely Church and the Graveyard the other day.

The image of the Porch shows ‘The Orouboros’ or the snake swallowing its tail inscribed into the upper right sandstone block which is built into this porch, snakes have many symbolic meanings, good and bad, but this one is universal, it represents the concept of infinity – and of the end being also the beginning, we can only guess how this stone came to Maughold Church!

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** Source An introduction into Architecture of the Isle of Man by Patricia Tutt **

Maughold Church Porch © Peter Killey -

Maughold Church Porch © Peter Killey -


  1. Eleanor

    We’ve just spent a few days visiting some of the lovely Cotswold Churches. A lot of them also have carved snakes round the doorways.

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