1974

SC4384 : Christchurch, Laxey

taken 49 years ago, near to Laxey, Isle of Man

Christchurch, Laxey
Christchurch, Laxey
The population of Laxey increased considerably with the development of the mines in the late 1840's but the nearest church was some 3 miles away.

Christchurch was built to the design of Ewan Christian on land donated by G.W.Dumbell on a hill besides the new road from Douglas to Laxey. It was constructed by his Mining Company at a cost of 950 and was consecrated on 27th May 1856.

The design is described as 'early English' without any great ornamentation.

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Category: Church
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Laxey Mines [49] · New Road [11] Other Photos: · Laxey Christ Church ·
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SC4384, 510 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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David Dixon   (more nearby)
Date Taken
October 1974   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 5 February, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SC 433 845 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:13.9296N 4:24.3363W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SC 433 845
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