Ballaqueeney Cross

Ballaqueeney Cross

This is the tallest of the Manx Crosses. The cross-slab was once covered with carvings typical of the Viking age and is thought to be the work of the sculptor Gaut about 900-950 A.D. Gaut was a sculptor working in the Isle of Man in the mid tenth century and recorded as being the son of ‘Bjorn from Kolli’. Kolli is thought to be the island of Coll in the Hebrides. His carvings were based on Celtic art traditions also drawing on Scandinavian influences.

The Ballyqueeney Cross was a grave memorial that once stood near the ancient Ballaqueeney Keeill. It was moved to it’s present site in 1951.

Getting there

It is located west along the A5 beside the Four Ways Crossroads north of Port St Mary/Purt le Moirrey.

Ballaqueeney Cross
Ballaqueeney Cross
Ballaqueeney Cross

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