W. WALTER GILL
NUMBER ONE OF THE MANX SCRAPBOOKS
First published in 1929
Printed in Great Britain by
J. W. Arrowsmith Ltd., 11 Quay Street, Bristol
Classification of Wells and Springs, page 3.
Classification of their names, 5.
Well-worship in general, 7.
Ritual at Manx Wells, 9.
Wells and the eyes, 12.
Other cures and functions, 15.
Haunted Wells, 16.
Burials in Wells, 17.
Visitations of Wells and Springs, 19.
Named Wells in the Isle of Man, 21-79
(Wells named after Saints, 56-63).
Nameless Wells, 79.
Charles Roeder and his Manx interests. 89.
Shore-line from Little Sound Northwards, 92.
Fishing-spots, 101. Shore-line from the Sound Eastward, 101.
Shore-line of the Calf, 109.
Field-names on the Calf, 112. Names on Kitterland, 112. Names about Fistard, 112.
Around the Sound farm and Northward, 114.
Field-names about Cass Struan, 116.
Classification of Roads and Tracks, 121.
Their development, 122.
Bridges and Fords, 125.
Bygone traffic, 128.
The beggarmen, 130.
Their Rest-houses, 132.
Accommodation for other travellers, 134.
Individual highways and byways, 137-156.
Supernatural frequenters of the Roads, 157.
Ghosts, spirits and bugganes in general, 159.
The fluctuations of superstition, 162.
The Names, whence gathered, their connexion with folk-lore, 169.
Remarks on Manx Place-names: body-names; age of the names; their orthography; changes of name; river-names; 171.
Generic terms of special interest, 179.
Place-names given from the sea, 184.
Localized folk-lore, 188.
Plasticity of folk-lore, 190.
The Fenoderee, 193.
Explanatory remarks, 196.
The parish of
Malew, 319 (coast, 320; inland, 325).
Maughold, 373 (coast, 374; inland, 387).
Patrick, 427 (coast, 427; Glen Rushen, 449; Round Table to Glenfaba Bridge, 460).
Rushen, 497 (coast, 501 ; inland, 514).
GLENDOWN WELL, RUSHEN
CHIBBER YN GHLION (rette Chibber ny Ghlionney), THE WELL OF THE GLEN ; from a water-colour drawing by William Hoggatt, R.I. .
Glendown Well, with its circular raised platform and flat-roofed tower-like superstructure, was unique among Manx wells.
|BISHOP'S WELL and WISHING WELL ; from pencil drawings by Wilfrid Quayle .||
Facing page 64
THE CROSSAG or MONK'S' BRIDGE, BALLASALLA ; from an etching by Harold Whaley
Its construction (ascribed to the 13th Century) was evidently intended to convenience the neighbouring abbey of St. Mary of Rushen. It has suffered little alteration.
*ST. PATRICK'S ISLE, PEEL .
An old view, from Creg Malin, of the Castle, Cathedral, foreshore and harbour-mouth, including the houses nearest the harbour.
*VIEW IN UPPER SULBY GLEN
Droghad y Cabbal in foreground, shoulder of Snaefell just visible on extreme left, Pennypot behind Tholt y Will in centre, the old Creggan house on its hill-top to the right.
*LAXEY VALLEY FROM THE FOOT OF GLEN ROY
The contrast between the foreground here and its present appearance is very striking. At the top of the valley the summit of Snaefell is visible.
NORTH BARRULE ; from a water-colour drawing by David A. Baxter, senior
Looking Northward from above Rhenab towards the Corrany and Lewaigue. '
*VIEW IN DALBY
Doarlish Mooar in foreground, Cregganmooar among trees in middle distance, the Bavr Mooar rising towards Eairy Cushlan and Cronk yn Irree Lhaa ; the Big Bay, Bradda Head, the Mull and the Calf on right.
LHEEANTYN VEGGEY, THE LITTLE MEADOWS; from an etching by Harold Whaley
Showing the Southern base of Cronk yn Irree Lhaa, the Sloc, and a glimpse
of Niarbyl Bay beyond.
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