Ballaqueeney Cross

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August, 2019

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Christianity was brought to the Isle of Man by early Celtic missionaries who preached from wayside crosses. Many of these have been moved into the old parish church to protect them from the elements. This its one of the few that still stands exposed.

Standing at the cross roads of the A5 and A29, this is is a familiar landmark to anyone travelling between Port St Mary and Port Erin. It is the tallest standing stone on the island dating from 900-950 AD and is thought to be the work of the well known Viking sculptor, Gaut. It would originally have been covered with carvings like Gaut’s Cross in “Kirk Michael Church,”: but are weathered and no longer distinguishable. The two holes were made much later.

The cross originally stood near the ancient Ballaqueeny keeil and was moved here in 1951.

This is one that can be admired from the car as you drive past…. The nearest post code is IM9 5LF and the grid reference is SC 206688.


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