The fine and very impressive interior of St German’s Cathedral in Peel. Kirk German Cathedral is sited in Derby Road in Peel, and was opened in 1884 and finally consecrated by Archbishop Thompson, Bishop of York in 1894. Feel free to make any comments either on this website by clicking the “Write comment” below or by logging onto my Facebook Page enjoy – Click on the image for a larger view.
High up in Bishopscourt Glen is a lovely small cave with a carved stone seat. This cave is thought to have been used by bishops for the purpose of rest and meditation. Bishop Murray reputedly took refuge here from angry locals at the time of the 1825 potato (tithe) riots. Nearby is a stone called “Creg Nyn Ushag” (Rock of the Bird) which is inscribed ‘Lead me to the rock that is higher than I’, probably dating from about 1880. Feel free to make any comments either on this website by clicking the “Write comment” below or by logging onto my Facebook Page enjoy – Click on any of the images for a larger view.
Marown Parish is dedicated to St Runius or Ronan (Ma-Ronan) and is the only landlocked parish on the Island. It is thought that originally Marown and Santan were a single parish but the division had occurred by the 14th Century. Once this was the Parish church and was situated in about the centre of the Parish. The original building was from approximately 1200 AD and was enlarged in 1754 AD (see below image of slate cross above West doorway and inscribed with 1754) by extending the church westwards by about 5m. The original part of the church can still be seen in the eastern half. The original door was in the south wall (behind the now Altar) although blocked off it can still be traced in the outside stonework. A new door has much earlier moulded door jamb-stones which, according…
Just inside the the entrance to Bishopscourt Glen (north of Kirk Michael) is an artificial mound named Mount Aeolus, created by Bishop Hildesley to commemorate Captain Elliott’s victory over the French off the Manx coast on 28 February 1760. The mound which is shaped in similarity to Tynwald Hill has a inscribed monument on the top of it detailing Capatain Elliott’s victory. The image was captured on my Sony HX20V camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS6. Feel free to make any comments either on this website by clicking the “Write comment” below or by logging onto my Facebook Page enjoy – Click on the image for a larger view.