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Nunnery, Isle of Man

Historical Description

Nunnery, a seat in the E of the Isle of Man, on an eminence overlooking the Braddan Valley, half a mile W by S of Douglas. It is alleged to occupy the site of a religious house founded by St Bridget, who was born in 453; It was preceded by ancient buildings, said to have been magnificent; it is itself a comparatively modern edifice, with few traces of anything older than 200 years; it belonged to Brigadier General T. L. Goldie, who fell at the Battle of Inkerman; and belongs now to the Goldie-Taubman family. An obelisk to the memory of Gen. Goldie stands near the mansion, and a hill to the S, and overlooking the coast, bears the name of Nunnery Hill, and has an altitude of 492 feet.

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