St. Trinian's Chapel

St. Trinian's Chapel, Isle of Man: Address, St. Trinian's Chapel Reviews: 4.5/5

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EESW1
Lincolnshire, UK2,405 contributions
A good story...
Aug 2019
There isn’t a lot to see, just a small roofless ruined stone chapel in a field along the side of the A1. It’s the folklore that makes the place famous!

The local Buggane (ogre) was annoyed when a church was built here and enraged by the sound of the bells tore the roof off. Even though the roof was replaced, it was torn off again by the Buggane.

There is a wonderful story that just before the last attempt to reroof the church, a local tailor named Timothy Clucas bet he could sit in the church all night and make a pair of breeches and exorcise the Buggane. He stitched rapidly at the trousers all night ignoring the taunts from the Buggane . The trousers finished, Timothy jumped out of the church just as the Buggane tore the roof off again.

The Buggane chased after him and Timothy ran as fast as he could to Marown Church where he took safety in consecrated ground. Bugganes are unable to stand in Consecrated ground and was so cross he tore off his head and threw it over the churchyard wall. Timothy escaped, the Buggane was never seen again and the church remains roofless...
Written 28 August 2019
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FlaHarlock
Tavares, FL4,748 contributions
Keeill Brisht "Broken Church"
Jun 2016 • Friends
Found this site while hiking the Heritage Trail with my bff. Hiking from Douglas to Peel, the first crossroad after Old Church Rd, head north to Peel Rd (A1) in Crosby. St Trinian's is across the road in a large field. Amazing site! 14th century church at the foot of Mount Greeba. Story is, the church bells disturbed the Buggane (a giant ogre who lived in the hills). He was so angry he tore the roof off of the church. So here it stands.. Roofless. Beautiful site and very photographic. Definitely worth a visit.
Highly recommended!
Written 19 February 2017
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