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Camlork Keeill and Burial Ground

Period: Early Medieval

NGR Easting: 235772

NGR Northing: 478693

Description: Medieval chapel. The site lies in a field traditionally known as the 'Chapel field'.

The chapel is orientated east-west, and measures 5.8 by 3.5m internally. The walls vary in thickness between 0.9 and 1.2m, and stand 0.3 to 0.6m high, though at the time they were recorded by the Manx Archaeological Survey in 1918, survived up to a maximum of 1.2m. The north-west corner of the structure is particularly damaged. The walls are faced with stone in irregular courses and the fill in between made up of earth and small stone. A slight indication of the altar against the east wall still survives, though this is only discernible as a rise in the turf. A slight bank of material outside the walls probably comprises material derived from the collapse of the walls. Localised deposits of clay inside the chapel, taken by the Survey to indicate decayed Bronze Age burials predating the Christian use of the site, have since been dismissed as unfired clay daub.

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Site & Monument Type: keeill

Category: National Monuments Record: Statutory Ancient Monuments

Site ID number: 0684.10


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