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Keeill Vreeshey, St Bridget's Chapel

Period: Early Medieval

NGR Easting: 233170

NGR Northing: 480140

Description: Medieval burial ground. The site lies within a small modern enclosure in a cultivated field which has borne the names ‘Chapel Field’, ‘Garey Keeil Vreeshey’ and ‘the Breesh’. It was investigated by the Manx Archaeological Survey in 1908.

At the time of the Survey, the surrounding oval enclosure was in places defined by a 1.5m wide bank and measured 15 by 10m internally. Burials had reportedly been found beyond the enclosure, suggesting that the cemetery had once been more extensive than was then apparent. The Survey also found evidence of burial close to the southern wall of the chapel.

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Site & Monument Type: burial ground, lintel graves

Category: National Monuments Record: Statutory Ancient Monuments

Site ID number: 0734.20

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