SC2781 : Tynwald Hill

taken 11 years ago, near to St John's, Isle of Man, Great Britain

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Tynwald Hill
Tynwald Hill
Tynwald Hill, known in the Manx language as Cronk-y-Keeillown, or the Hill of the Church of John, is in the village of St Johns near Peel.

The origins of this man-made mound are unclear, but it existed by the end of the 14th century, being used in 1393 for the inauguration of Sir William le Scrope. Tynwald Hill is said to include soil from all 17 of the Island's parishes. It is made up of four circular platforms. The base is about 80ft in diameter and from ground to top the mound is about 12ft high.

On Manx National Day (normally the 5th of July), the government of the Island go to Tynwald Hill in ro read a summary of the laws passed over the last year. The first recorded use of Tynwald Hill for the promulgation of laws dates from 24 June 1417, when Sir John Stanley presided.

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See SC2781 : Tynwald Day by Andy Stephenson for a view of the hill during the Tynwald ceremony.
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Tuesday, 26 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 2 May, 2011
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