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Keeill Woirrey

Period: Early Medieval

NGR Easting: 243270

NGR Northing: 489460

Description: Medieval chapel and burial ground. The site was investigated by the Manx Archaeological Survey (1915). The ground surface on a south-facing hillside has been built up to create a more level site, probably as a result of burial activity. The chapel is located within an oval enclosure measuring about 40 by 20m.

The structure is orientated ENE-WSW, and the Survey found that it measured 4.1 by 2.9m, though its plan is slightly irregular and its walls deformed through settlement. The walls stand from 0.6 to 1.2m high, and are 0.9m thick. The door is in the ‘west’ wall, and the base of the altar against the ‘east’ gable is 1.2m wide 0.6m deep.

The enclosure around the chapel contains several stones set on edge which probably represent lintel graves. Three carved and inscribed stones have been recovered from the site.

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Site & Monument Type: keeill

Category: National Monuments Record: Statutory Ancient Monuments

Site ID number: 0619.00


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