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 and Wales, 1894-5