Historical Interest

381 Monument-North Barrule

North Barrule Summit

On the 23rd April 1945, a Boeing B-17G, flying from RAF Ridgewell to Nutt’s Corner in Ireland, carrying 29 military passengers and 2 crew, crashed into the side of North Barrule, in heavy fog. Everyone was killed. This is the worst aviation accident to have happened on the Island. There is a flagpole next to […]

All Saint’s Church Hall

Alexander Drive, Douglas

The first All Saints was consecrated in 1898 and became known as the “Tin Tabernacle” due to its corrugated iron exterior. In 1967 this was replaced with the first, and last, Anglican church built on the Isle of Man for over 50 years. Designed by Claude Jennings Kneen in the Modernist Style and fashioned in […]

Balladoole and Chapel Hill

Beach Road, Arbory, Castletown, IM9

The Viking period on the Isle of Man stretches from around 850-1265 AD. The first Norse king, Godred Crovan, came to rule the Island, after the Battle of Skyhill, in 1079. The Viking burial ship, at Balladoole, dates from the beginning of this period around 950AD. The ship was about 36 feet long and contained […]

Ballafayle Cairn

Quakers Road, Cornaa, Maughold, IM7 1EF

Dating back to 1500BC, this Neolithic site was excavated in 1928. It has a commanding position over the hills and sea. This burial site may have been used for cremations.

Ballaglass Glen

Rhenab Road, Cornaa, Maughold

This 17 acre glen is made up of various trees including oak, beech, ash, willow and birch. The Cornaa River cuts through the slate forming small cascades and waterfalls which were used by the two mills once situated in the glen. In Spring it is carpeted with bluebells. The larger of the two mills, found […]

Ballaugh New Church-St Mary’s

Station Road, Ballacrosha, Ballaugh, IM7 5AQ

Completed in 1832, as a new larger, Baroque Church, for the Parish and majorly restored in 1893, when the stain glass windows were added. The organ, which is highly decoratively painted in a medieval style, dates from 1878. There is a small kitchen, meeting room and toilets at the back of the Church. The upper […]