Frank Cowin

Frank Cowin

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Isle of Man



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A retired Chartered Building Surveyor and a part time lecturer in local studies. Born and brought up on the Isle of Man. A founder signatory of AIA. Interested in people (past and present) and places

Personal Interests:

Celtic Churches

Special Interests:


Buildings of the Isle of Man of all ages and styles both 'polite' and vernacular including Victorian and Art Nouveau and their architects/builders

Castles & Palaces

Castle Rushen, one of the best medieval castles in the British Isles, Peel Castle, a romantic ruin. Information from involvement in research and repair.

Churches & Cathedrals

the development of Church buildings in the Isle of Man from the early earth and stone keeills to modern times..

History & Prehistory

The archaeology sites and history of the Isle of Man, including Celts and Vikings

Industrial Heritage

The Isle of Man was largely self-sufficient in past times and a leader in mining, ship building and transport.

Lecture Subjects

Prepared to travel to speak about the Isle of Man history, buildings, Celtic church, Vikings, railways, mining, maritime history, industrial history

Maritime Britain

The place of the Isle of Man in Maritime history especially trading, smuggling, slavery, The Bounty and Nelson's navy

Regional Tours

The Isle of Man is a self-governing Crown Dependency - a nation in miniature with its present shaped by its Celtic and Viking past.


Religious history in the Isle of Man - from the Celtic church through monasticism to Methodism and current trends


Isle of Man railway, electric railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway. Walks, talks and commentaries

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