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Congary Brooghs

In the parish of German.
On the Isle of Man.

OS Map Grid Reference: SC249832
Latitude 54.21366° Longitude -4.68620°

Congary Brooghs has been described as a Uncertain although is doubtful that it was such.

There are no visible remains.


An earthen fort or camp, 30 yards in diameter, which Cowley stated was still in existence in 1927, was situated on the most prominent part of Congary Brooghs, overlooking the river to the south, where the Peel Golf Links now are. (Golf Course shown on OS 6" 1957, centred SC 249 832). The earthwork was evidently built at the time of the Battle of Santwat in 1098. (PastScape)

A camp was made on the Congary brooghs where the Golf Links now are, and a tribal fort of earth hastily thrown up; this fort still exists upon the most prominent part of the brooghs and is an ideal site. Overlooking the river on the south side, with a magnificent stretch of country before them, the defenders could at once discern any attack from invaders; whilst behind them they feared none. The fort is about 30 yards in diameter. (Cowley 1930)

Congary Brooghs. Mr. Cowley mentions also the site of an Encampment here which he thinks may have been that of the Norsemen before the Battle of Santwat. Stone axes and Arrow-heads have been fourd here. (Kermode 1930)

Comments (by Philip Davis)

Isolated from obvious medieval settlement, although less than 2 miles from Peel. Clearly could be a site for a short-lived encampment but seems unlikely as the site of a residence. However there are now no remains and the actual nature of this lost earthwork is unknown.
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