Magher y Chiam, Isle of Man

Historical Description

Magher-y-Chiam, a hillside field in Kirk Marown parish, Isle of Man, 4 miles NW by W of Douglas. Four upright stones, from 3 to 5 ½ feet high, stand on a stone platform 8 ½ feet long and 3 ½ broad, and the two tallest are deeply incised with crosses, similar to the ancient British crosses in Wales and Cornwall. The original erections may have been heathen, and the incisions may have been made after the introduction of Christianity. St Patrick is traditionally said to have ministered on the platform, and the popular name of it is St Patrick's Chair.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5