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Ballagawne Keeill

Period: Medieval

NGR Easting: 221579

NGR Northing: 469504

Description: Medieval chapel.

The Ordnance Survey First Edition 1:2500 map records 'Site of Chapel & Burial Ground' with the usual symbol locating the site at the grid reference provided.

The site lies in the grounds of Ballagawne House, which stands 50m to the west.

The Manx Archaeological Survey (1868) records that both Feltham (1798) and Cumming (1861) had seen the remains of the chapel, but that these had apparently disappeared by the time of the Ordnance Survey in 1868. Canon Savage, writing about 1885, records the reminiscence of the elderly tenant that 'old folks' remembered the structure roofed (i.e. re-roofed?) and used for storing apples: this would be in the early 19th century. Savage also recorded that remains of a floor of clay and stones were apparent at the time of his visit and suggested a building measuring 9 by 4m.

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Site & Monument Type: chapel

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

Site ID number: 0054.10

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