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Cronk ny Irrey Lhaa

Period: Early Medieval

NGR Easting: 234940

NGR Northing: 499120

Description: Medieval burial mound. This well-preserved burial mound stand in a prominent location on the coast. Coastal erosion is likely to have brought the mound closer to the shore than when it was originally created, but the surviving topography would suggest that it was designed to be visible from out to sea, and it bears direct comparison with nearby excavated sites such as Ballateare and Cronk Mooar, and disturbed examples such as that within Jurby churchyard.

The sharply defined outline of the mound, which is 19m in diameter and 3.5m high, would tned to confirm its medieval, rather than prehistoric, origins.

The mound is locally known as Cronk ny Arrey Lhaa , or 'hill of the daytime watch', for which purpose it could have served well. A document dated to 1627 and contained within the Castle Rushen Papers, however, states that the day and nightime coastal watches were by then kept from Knockmore (now Cronk Mooar) 1200m to the south-west.

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Site & Monument Type: burial mound

Category: National Monuments Record: Statutory Ancient Monuments

Site ID number: 0260.00


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