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St Patrick's Chapel, West Nappin

Period: Early Medieval

NGR Easting: 234690

NGR Northing: 498090

Description: Medieval chapel. Investigation of the site by the Manx Archaeological Survey in 1910 showed that the existing building was of two phases, the earlier of which post-dated Christian graves which were apparently not on the same alignment. On the basis of the presence of the graves, an early gravemarker (Manx Cross 018) and a Norse cross (Manx Cross 103), it is thought that an earlier chapel (keeill) once existed, predating the standing remains of the 14th/15th century chapel.

A number of different placenames are associated with the site, including Keeill Pherick, directly implying a dedication to St Patrick. The site is however sometimes referred to as Keeill Kickle, which is thought to indicate a connection to St Cecilia.

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Site & Monument Type: chapel

Category: National Monuments Record: Statutory Ancient Monuments

Site ID number: 0263.30