St Trinian’s Church - Marown

St Trinian’s Church – Marown

A few internal and external images of this famous Manx church to go with my last video of the church of Ninian (now always called Trinian) which stands beside the Douglas To Peel Road under Greeba Mountain.

It was built in the 12th century on the site of an ancient keeil and extensively altered in the 14th century. A number of cross slabs are kept inside the ruined church on the site which has no public access.

The ruins are the scene of the story of the Buggane of St Trinian’s who persistently blew off the church roof as fast as it was rebuilt. The village tailor undertook to make a pair of breeches as soon as the roof had been completed which would then drive the Buggane away. The tailor was down to the last button but ran out of thread and whilst away the roof was again blown off.

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St Trinian’s Church - Marown

St Trinian’s Church - Marown

St Trinian’s Church - Marown

1 Comment

  1. Clare Pover

    Perhaps the present owner could be approached sympathetically to reopen the site. May be there is concern re the upkeep. A donation box may be useful. Visiting this Ancient Place has a still peace even though the site is quite close to the road. Perhaps an open air gathering could be arranged, for the singing of Manx hymns and a few words of remembrance spoken linking the past times with the present.
    Interesting web site and photos

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