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<b>The Isle of Man</b>Posted by Jon on the RockBalladoole ©
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Arragon Moar Circle Round Cairn
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Arragon Mooar Burial Cairn Round Cairn
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Ballacagen Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Ballachrink Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Balladoole Hillfort
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Balladoole Cist Cist
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Ballafayle Chambered Cairn
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Ballaharra Stones Burial Chamber
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Ballakelly Chambered Tomb
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Ballalough Cairn Round Cairn
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Bradda Hill Round Cairn
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Bradda Mooar Round Cairn
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Burroo Ned Cliff Fort
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Cashtal yn Ard Chambered Cairn
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Cass ny Hawin Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Clagh Ouyr Cairn(s)
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Clay Head Cist
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Cloven Stones Passage Grave
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Corrody Artificial Mound
Cronkshannaugh Cup Marked Stone
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Cronk Karran Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Cronk ny Arrey Laa Cairn(s)
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Cronk ny Merriu Cliff Fort
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Cronk Sumark Hillfort
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Dalby Mountain Burial Mounds Round Barrow(s)
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Druidale Cairn(s)
Giant's Fingers Round Cairn
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Giant's Grave (St John's) Burial Chamber
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Giant's Quoiting Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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The Kew Chambered Tomb
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King Orry's Grave Chambered Cairn
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Magher ny Clogh Mooar Standing Stone / Menhir
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Maughold Head Round Cairn
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The Mull Circle Chambered Cairn
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The Parade Cliff Fort
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Peel Hill Cairn(s)
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Rhendhoo Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
Sharragh Bane Round Cairn
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Smeale Round Barrow(s)
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South Barrule Hillfort
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The Spiral Stone Carving
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St Patrick's Isle Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Towlfoggy Cliff Fort
Sites of disputed antiquity:
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Beinn-y-Phott Round Cairn
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The Braaid Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Bride Church Christianised Site
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Bride Mound 1 Artificial Mound
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Bride Mound 2 Artificial Mound
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Cronk Howe Mooar Artificial Mound
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St Patrick's Chair Christianised Site
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Tynwald Hill Artificial Mound


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Isle of Man unearths a prehistoric tragedy

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ARCHAEOLOGISTS may have unearthed evidence of a prehistoric tragedy at Isle of Man Airport... continues...
baza Posted by baza
24th August 2008ce
Edited 24th August 2008ce

Underwater Clues to Isle of Man's Prehistory?

A scientist from Douglas (Isle of Man) who is helping explore and visualise the underwater landscape of the Southern North Sea is hoping that the same technology could help historians firm up dates when the island was populated. Simon Fitch is in the second year of a PhD in geoarchaeology at Birmingham University... continues...
Kozmik_Ken Posted by Kozmik_Ken
2nd March 2004ce
Edited 2nd March 2004ce


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Archaeology in the Isle of Man

This is the personal site of David J. Radcliffe who has spent some time photographing and recording a range of sites, including neolithic, bronze age and disputed antiquity.

I highly recommend taking a look at his list of sites before visiting as he lists a lot of places not currently on TMA.
Posted by simoncollister
24th August 2008ce

A Manx Notebook

A wonderful resource describing itself as
"An electronic compendium of matters past and present connected with The Isle Of Man"

Mannagh vow cliaghtey cliaghtey, nee cliaghtey coe.
"If custom be not indulged with custom, custom will weep."
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
5th January 2006ce

The First Report of the Archaeological Commissioners 1878


This wonderful report covers Circle on Meayll,Cremation, Cronk-Howe Mooar, Standing Stones, Tumuli, Keeylls, Treeins, and Ancient Cemeteries, Fortifications, Giant's Grave, Sculptured Stones, Flint Flakes, Arrow-heads, and other Relics.
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
5th January 2006ce

Manx Archaeology

Web page covering sites and excavations on the Isle.
Rivington Pike Posted by Rivington Pike
1st August 2003ce

Latest posts for the Isle of Man

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The Spiral Stone (Carving) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>The Spiral Stone</b>Posted by markj99 Posted by markj99
1st March 2021ce

Ballakelly (Chambered Tomb) — Links

Ballakelly on BRAC Updated

Ballakelly on BRAC
Posted by markj99
9th January 2021ce

Cronk Howe Mooar (Artificial Mound) — Folklore

The members of the Isle of Man Natural History and Antiquarian Society have had a pleasant and interesting excursion to the South of the Island. [...] The weather was delightfully fine and the excursion on that account proved most enjoyable. [...]

Making their way with some little difficulty along rocky paths and muddy lanes, the party passed Bradda Mountain Fairy Hill, which rises abruptly from a flat and rather boggy piece of land between Port Erin and the Rushen parish church. The origin of this mound is a matter of dispute. Geologists and antiquarians both claim it as their own, and until the mound is properly explored it is difficult to say whether it falls within the province of the one or the other, though certainly the theory that it was artificially formed appears the more probable one.

[...] Dr. Tellet remarked that it had been said the mound had been put up to commemorate the death of Reginald, son of Olave the Black, King of Man, who was slain in 1249, - Mr. Kermode said he thought it was Cumming who had first suggested that, but so far as he (Mr. Kermode) knew there was no authority for it.

[...] Mr. Kelly, of Ballaquinnea, some months ago had given them a sort of fairy story about this hill, which was known as Cronk Howe Mooar, which meant "The Big Hill." Howe was simply the Scandinavian word for cronk or hill.

The story was to the effect that a man, wandering about at night, saw a brilliant light on the hill and came there, when he saw great festivities going on amongst the fairies. He was invited to drink some wine, but a friendly voice whispered to him not to do so. He threw the cup to the ground, and immediately the lights were extinguished and the fairies rushed at him. He dashed along in an easterly direction through the bog followed by the fairies, and made his way towards one of the farms in the neighbourhood. In crossing the water he purposely stepped in the water and not on the dry stones. The fairies were calling out to him to keep on the stones and not in the water, but he was careful not to obey them.

[...] Mr. Kermode went on to refer to the tradition of the mound having been opened early in the present century, and said that might account for the deepening of the hollow in the centre of the top of the mound, nevertheless it seemed probable that the place had been fortified by the erection of a rampart round about the mound. The mound (he said) was private property; and on that account great difficulty had beenexperienced in trying to obtain permission to explore it.

[...] It afterward transpired that the land belonged to Mr. Turnbull, of Port Erin. Mr. Turnbull is himself interested in archaeological research, and would raise no objection to the opening of the mound, but objections have been raised - ostensibly on the ground of the injury it would cause to the adjacent fields. There is reason to think, however, that some superstition may underlie the difficulty encountered in regard to the proposed exploration of this interesting mound. [...]
From the Isle of Man Times, Saturday 15th September 1894.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
16th January 2020ce

Cronk Howe Mooar (Artificial Mound) — Images

<b>Cronk Howe Mooar</b>Posted by thesweetcheat<b>Cronk Howe Mooar</b>Posted by thesweetcheat thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
9th January 2020ce

Bradda Hill (Round Cairn) — Images

<b>Bradda Hill</b>Posted by thesweetcheat<b>Bradda Hill</b>Posted by thesweetcheat<b>Bradda Hill</b>Posted by thesweetcheat<b>Bradda Hill</b>Posted by thesweetcheat<b>Bradda Hill</b>Posted by thesweetcheat thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
9th January 2020ce
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