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Cabbal Pherick, Spooyt Vane

Period: Early Mediaeval

NGR Easting: 230768

NGR Northing: 488788

Description: Medieval chapel. The keeill is orientated ENE-WSW, and measures internally 7 by 4m. The walls are between just 0.7 and 1.2m thick and survive to a height of up to 1m. The Manx Archaeological Survey in 1910 found that the north wall showed a distinct outside batter, whilst collapsed masonry was piled against the west gable.

The doorway is located in the west gable, and was found to have both internal and external splays. Coursed masonry in the east gable appeared preparatory to the placement of a window cill but the stone itself has been robbed.

Internally, paving only survived near the altar at the east end. Adjacent, the footings of a 2.3m wide altar, tapering to 1.6m towards the front also survived, but the larger slabs with which it was faced had been robbed.

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Site & Monument Type: Keeill

Category: National Monuments Record: Statutory Ancient Monuments

Site ID number: 0856.10


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