[From An Accurate Description by T Callister, 1815]


St. Matthew's Chapel, which is very decent, convenient, and comfortable ; the bell and clock whereof face the market cross. The DUKE OF ATHOLL has a handsome seat in it, on the gallery, with his arms aflixed thereto.

St. George's Church, which is situated on the Hills, pretty near to Atholl Street ; and those two are for the established religion. The corner stone of the foundation of the latter was laid about fifty years since by Bishop HILDESLEY's own hands. It is large and commodious, being provided with a fine large organ. His Grace has a remarkably fine seat in the body of it, just opposite the pulpit, with his arms over it, larger and more ornamented than that in the chapel. The churchyard is pretty large, being adorned with a great many genteel tombs; and a number of trees have been lately planted in it, and surrounded by a handsome high wall. From the entrance at the gate, on each side of the pathway to the first door of the church, are very lately planted, some tall neat twigs; those and the other young trees, have already a pleasing appearance ; but in the course of a few years they will altogether be a vast ornament to the church.

There is a large and very handsome Methodist Chapel in Preaching-house Lane.

A beautiful large Meeting-house has been lately built in Atholl Street, for the sect of Dissenters called Seceders.

There has likewise been very lately built on the Nunnery round, adjoining the road to Middle, a neat and compact Roman Catholic Chapel, with a gallery thereto: the ground whereof, and the stones for building the same, taken from the quarry just by it, the Honourable Major TAUBMAN was most graciously pleased to give gratis.

In Atholl Street there has been erected not long since, a very large and genteel Club Room, for the accommodation of the Methodists, Friendly Society, where they have their periodical meetings, and transact the particular business of the society, and have their Anniversary Dinner served up. There has likewise been lately built in Atholl Street, a very large and handsome Free School, by subscription, (some annual, and others by donation,) where the children of poor parents, belonging to the town, to the amount of five hundred, or more, are carefully, instructed in the Lancasterian plan, in reading, writing, and arithmetic ; and besides all this the girls are taught needle work also; many Ladies have very humanely, since the institution commenced, formed themselves into a special private subscription society, for the purpose of providing the girls with clothes. This school is a most liberal and laudable institution, which, while it reflects the greatest honour on the subscribers, promises fair to be of extraordinary utility, and to be productive of the most salutary effects. There is likewise a Sunday School kept in it, where the Scholars are instructed in the Christian Doctrine, &c. There has been very lately also, another annual and exceeding charitable subscription been set on foot by the principal inhabitants of this town, and to which the Right Reverend Lord Bishop MURRAY, as likewise the Right Honourable the Countess of KINNOUL, have most liberailly and extensivcly subscribed;: a list dof all their names is published, and the sums subscribed by each, whichno doubt will be followed by many more, not only in this Island, but elsewhere.

In consequence thereof; a large house has been purchased and fitted up, in a place called the Big Garden, near the old Cattle Market, wherein all the beggars, (male and female,) who used to beg about the town, are maintained, clothed, and comfortably lodged, to the great credit of the town. It is emphattically called the Poor House, but it also comprises a House of Industry, as the men are made to pick Oakum, and the women to spin, &c. and thus to render themselves as usefull, and as little burthensome as possible,

The streets of the town, have of late, been much better paved than usual, and kept in constant repair, and all along the quays lamps are fixed, which are constantly lighted and well attended, during the whole of the dark winter nights. There is a very genteel public Library and News Room in Duke Street, which is furnished by subscription, of such of the Gentlemen of the town as have a penchant for literature, with all manner of books, in every art and science; comprising law, physic, divinity, history, polity, jurisprudence,&c. &c. and that upon the same liberal principles with which public libraries are opened for the use of similar subscribers, in London and other large places. It is kept in a commodious room, where the subscribers are accomodated with fire,, candles, &c. when necessary.

With respect to public Breweries there are not less than eight near the town, the major part of them are pretty large

For the information of the readers they are now made acquainted that towards the close of July 1814, an Act of the British Parliament passed to repeal the Harbour Dues for supporting the Harbours of the Island as they before stood, and for substituting the undermentioned new ones in lieu, thereof : "

s d.
For every British Ship arriving in Ballast,
0 2
per Ton,
For every Do, Do. Do. laden but not breaking bulk,
0 3
For every Do. Do. Du, breaking bulk or discharging,
0 4
For every Do. Do. Do. repairing, in addition to the above sums
0 ½
For every Foreign Ship arriving in Ballast
0 4
For every Do. Do. Do. laden but not breaking bulk
0 5
For every Do. Do. Do, breaking bulk, or discharging, in addition
0 4
For every Do. Do. Do. repairing, in addition to the above sums
0 3
For all Foreign Ships anchoring in the Bays of the said Isle,. for each vessel,.
7 6
Upon all Spirits imported per tun 5 3  
Upon all Wine Doper ditto 5 3  
Upon all Tobacco Do per hogshead. 3 0  
Upon all Tea Do per cwt. 4 0  
Upon all Coffee Do per ditto 2 0  
Upon all Refined Sugar.per ditto 0 6  
Upon all Goods imported (the above rated Goods excepted) direct from Great Britain or Ireland, Ten Shillings per Centum ad valorem.    
Upon all Goods Do. Do. from any other Port or Place, One Pound per Centum, ad valorcm.    
Upon all Boats and other Vessels employed in the Herring Fishery on the Coasts of the isle of Man, the annual Sum of Fifteen Shillings each.

Duties payable is the Iisle of Man, on all Goods Imported.

Brandy, Geneva,and Whiskey,3s.,per gallon,
Rum,2s.per gallon.
French Wine, per tun, £16
Portugal and Spanish Wines; per tun, £12.
Raw Sugars £1 3s 0d per centum, ad valorem
Refined Sugar, five per centum
Printed Cottons, five per centum, and fifteen per Centum, on all other foreign Goods, not previously landed in the United Kingdom.

N. B. It is generally underslood that these Import Duties will never be lowered, in order to preven summing out of any of he said Articles.


The LADY ELIZABETH (Packet) Captain Crabb, which is employed by Government, and sails (with the Mail) from Whitehaven, every Monday night, and front Douglas, once every week, (wind and weather permitting.)
The NEW TRITON, Captain Beadon.


Tile DUKE OF ATHOLL, (Sloop) Captain Morgan.
The DUCHESS OI' ATHOLL, (Sloop) Captain Thompson.
The DOUGLAS, (Sloop) Captain Quayle.
The WILLIAM LEECE, (Schooner) Captain Jones.
The FRIENDS, (Packet) Captain Tool.


The EARL OF SURREY, Captain Greaves.
The EARL of LONSDALE, Captain Cubbon.


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