Isle of Man Stone Crosses

The Isle of Man has around 26 stone crosses, most of which, have been preserved by the local churches.  Unlike Norse runestones, the Manx stones, are typically crosses even when they have runes carved on them. This reflects the melting of the two cultures during Norse rule in the 10th Century. The most starting example, is considered to be, the Thorwald Cross, in Andreas. The majority of the crosses bare the inscription “In Memory”.

They can be found in Andreas, Ballaugh, Braddan, Bride, German, Jurby, Lezayre, Marown, Maughold, Michael and Onchan.