Mull Hill

Mull Hill (Manx: Cronk Meayll; also called Meayll Hill or The Mull) is a small hill in the exclave of Rushen Parish at the southern end of the Isle of Man, just outside the village of Cregneash. It is the site of a chambered cairn called Mull Circle or Meayll Circle. Near the summit of the hill also lie the remains of a World War II Chain Home Low RDF station.

Mull Hill
Mull Circle on top of Mull Hill, looking north towards Port Erin
Highest point
Elevation169 m (554 ft)
Prominencec. 154 m
ListingMarilyn
Geography
LocationRushen, Isle of Man
OS gridSC189676
Topo mapOS Landranger 95
IOM Outdoor Leisure Map (S)

Mull Hill Stone Circle is a unique archaeological monument. It consists of twelve burial chambers placed in a ring, with six entrance passages each leading into a pair of chambers. Sherds of ornate pottery, charred bones, flint tools and white quartz pebbles have been found in the burial chambers. This archaeological monument was built around 3500 BC; it is a site of legends with diverse stories about haunting.

The word Meayll means "bald" in Manx Gaelic.

Meayll Circle

References

Bibliography

  • Kermode, Philip Moore Callow (June 1894), Allen, J. Romilly (ed.), "The illustrated archaeologist: a quarterly journal, devoted to the study of the antiquities of Great Britain; the development of the arts and industries of man in past ages; and the survivals of ancient usages and appliances in the present", The Illustrated Archaeologist, London: Charles J. Clark (published 1894), I: 1–8
  • Kermode, Philip Moore Callow; Herdman, W. A. (1904), Illustrated Notes on Manks Antiquities, Liverpool

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