The Bells (and Buganne) of St Trinian’s


dsc00451I was recently on the Isle of Man. It was my third visit in two years; part of my role as link tutor between the Dept of History and Archaeology at the University of Chester and the History & Heritage programme at University College Isle of Man (UCM.  I hope to post about my travels on the Isle over coming weeks.

One site to begin with is the ruined chapel of St Trinian’s, Marown. I visited in heavy rain between meetings in Douglas and a visit to Tynwald. This chapel is located at the heart of the island, on the modern (and presumably historic) routebetween Douglas to the east and St John’s and Peel to the west, beneath the dramatic and looming Greeba Hill. The chapel is on a platform upon sloping ground uphill from the modern road, but perhaps upon an earlier route immediately north of the compound.


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