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Mount Rule Keeill and Burial Ground

Period: Early Medieval

NGR Easting: 235370

NGR Northing: 479490

Description: Medieval chapel and burial ground. The keeill is orientated approximately NE-SW, and is entered by a doorway through the 'west' gable. It measures 4.2 by 2.2m internally and the turf-capped stone walls survive to a maximum 0.9m above ground level. The site is partially wooded, which prevented full investigation during the Manx Archaeological Survey in 1918; small-scale excavation suggested that the floor is about 0.6m below current ground level.

No discernible burial ground enclosure is visible, but stones indicating lintel graves were noted in the mid 19th century.

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Site & Monument Type: keeill

Category: National Monuments Record: Statutory Ancient Monuments

Site ID number: 0682.00