SC2667 : Cain bridge and Bridge House - May 2017

taken 2 years ago, near to Castletown, Isle of Man, Great Britain

Cain bridge and Bridge House - May 2017
Cain bridge and Bridge House - May 2017
Bridge House is undergoing renovation and construction. Bridge House was for many years the residence of the Quayle family.
The oldest part of the house dates from the early 18th century but its current elongated structure dates from c.1809 when George Quayle, hearing that extensions to Lorne House were being planned, determined not to allow the occupants to overlook his grounds. Accordingly he extended upwards to block out any views from Lorne House.
The house is built from local limestone which is somewhat porous - hence the use of Manx slate to weatherproof the harbour facing elevation. From 1802 the house served as the base for Quayle's Bank - currently it is used as offices but the boat house serves as the Castletown Nautical Museum whose prize exhibit is George Quayle's schooner Peggy, although at the time of my visit it was off-site for renovation.
Cain Bridge was named after Manx war hero Major Robert Cain who won the Victoria Cross for his gallantry and leadership at the Battle of Arnhem in 1944.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 9 May, 2017   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 1 June, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Construction, Development  People, Events  Docks, Harbours 
Place (from Tags)
Castletown 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SC 265 674 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:4.4383N 4:39.1133W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SC 265 674
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Person Major Robert Cain V.C.  Person George Quayle  Castletown Swingbridge 

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