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Keeill Chiggyrt, Keeill Casherick

Period: Early Medieval

NGR Easting: 248270

NGR Northing: 489810

Description: Medieval chapel. The site was investigated by the Manx Archaeological Survey (1915). The Survey found that the chapel was orientated NE-SW, with walls standing up to 0.6m high, and 0.9m thick. The chapel itself measured 6.1 by 3.5m internally, and had a doorway in the ‘western’ gable. Only faint traces of an east window were observed, although local reminiscence recorded at the time suggest others may once have existed. The outside faces of the walls, particularly on the north, east and south sides, were obscured by collapsed masonry.

A semi-circular dais extending almost the full width of the ‘east’ wall was interpreted as marking the base of the altar.

Two crosses (Manx Crosses 79, 163) have been found on the site.

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Site & Monument Type: keeill

Category: National Monuments Record: Statutory Ancient Monuments

Site ID number: 0558.00

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