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Surby Keeill

Period: Early Medieval

NGR Easting: 220930

NGR Northing: 470920

Description: Medieval chapel.

The Ordnance Survey First Edition 1:2500 map of 1868 records 'Site of Chapel & Burial Ground' without a marker denoting the location; the wording is centred at SC20867093.

The Manx Archaeological Survey (1968) could find no upstanding traces of the site but viewed an aerial photograph which suggested the presence of a roughly oval enclosure measuring approximately 20 by 10m, centred at the quoted grid reference. Modern aerial photographic survey (Isle of Man Government, 2015) show very faint indications which tend to confirm this.

No firm structural evidence for a keeill has been located, but the presence of white quartz stones noted by the Archaeological Commissioners (1877) may indicate the remains of a cobbled floor, lintel graves, or both.

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Site & Monument Type: chapel

Category: National Monuments Record: Archaeological Sites [multi-site]

Site ID number: 0060.10


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