Isle of Man

Manx Crosses - Old Church of St Mary de Ballaugh, Ballaugh

An C11th Runic cross

Ballaugh Old Church contains an C11th Runic cross which was found in the churchyard, possibly on the site of the original keeil, at the end of the C19th. It is the only cross to have been found in the parish. The style of interlaced carving suggests it could be the work of the great cross carver Gaut. The inscription reads ‘Olaf Liotulfson erected this cross to the memory of Ulf his son’ 

Ballaugh Old Church   Ballaugh Old Church

The church is open daily and is on the A10 at The Cronk. There is some parking on the roadside by the church. The nearest post code is IM7 5AT and the grid reference is SC 341 957. 

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