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Old St Matthew's church (Douglas)

Description: Old St Matthew's Church, now demolished, stood on the quayside in Douglas, on the east coast of the Isle of Man (NGR 238211 47530). Brown's Popular Guide to Douglas of 1876 says, "We commence our first ramble at the Market Place, and in a systematic manner perambulate this peculiar town. The Market Place is not extensive. On one side stands Saint Matthew's Chapel, founded by Bishop Wilson, in 1708, a small plain edifice, which at one time it was sought to remove, so as to enlarge the Market Place; but we are heartily glad that good sense prevailed, and that this monument of a pious and ever-to-be-remembered man will still remain the oldest church in Douglas." (p.28)


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