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Ballaquayle Keeill

Period: Medieval

NGR Easting: 237860

NGR Northing: 477180

Description: Medieval chapel.

Five graves were discovered in 1915 in the course of the removal of a tradition sod hedge (field boundary) ahead of construction of a new school. The graves were aligned approximately NE-SW, roughly along the line of the existing road. Human bones were present, but ‘almost perished’.

The Manx Archaeological Survey (1918) suggested that the existence of a slight, flat, circular mound in the field on the NW of the road could mark the former presence of a chapel and burial ground, and viewed the discovery as an extension of the graveyard.

No finds were reported during the later residential development of the land on the NW side of the road.

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Site & Monument Type: chapel

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

Site ID number: 0257.10

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