Ballaharra Stones

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3/5

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Location

Ballaharra Stones

Date of travel

August, 2019

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Family including children under 16

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The stones were originally part of a large Neolithic chambered cairn dating from around 2300BC, and similar to those found at “Cashtal yn Ard”:http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/man/north/ramsey/cashtalynard/index.html and “King Orry’s Grave”:http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/man/north/laxey/kingorrysgrave/index.html. They were discovered when extending Ballaharra sandpit in 1971. The four stones were donated to the German Parish Commissioners and erected on the site of the old pinpound in St John’s as part of the Millennium project.

The pinpound was a small fenced enclosure where straying animals were impounded until claimed by their owner after paying a fine. The term ‘animal’ included chickens, ducks and even swarms of bees.

The pinpound is on the A1 opposite St John’s Church. The post code is IM4 3NA and the grid reference is
SC 278818. Cars can be parked on the road by it . There isn’t a lot to see but it is worth going to have a look if visiting Tynwald and “St John’s Church “:http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/man/churchesandcrosses/churches/churches_two/st_johns/index.html .

All my pictures and lots of information about the Isle of M”here.”:http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/man/index.html an can be found

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