Derbyhaven, Isle of Man
Hango Hill Derbyhaven Reviews
A place with great significance for the people of Isle of Man Jun 13, 2011
Hango Hill is a quite nice viewpoint looking towards the bay of Castletown; it is situated between Longness and Castletown and it is very close to Derbyhaven. The place has huge historic importance for Isle of Man and it has also been an ancient place of execution.
On this spot, William Christian of Ronaldsway (Illiam Dhone) was shot on the 2nd of January 1663 for his part in the Manx rising of 1651 against the Derby family, who held the Island for the Royalist cause. The Manx People regarded him as their National Champion.
Today the only thing left on this place is some ruins, which date back to the late 17th century summerhouse known as Mount Strange. (Manx National Heritage Sign).
The place was possible also prehistoric burial site with artificial mound. Its name comes from the Norse hanga-haugr, which means Gallows hill. The Derby family renamed the place as Mount Strange, in honour of the Derby heir Lord Strange. A castellated summerhouse was erected on the site and its ruins still remain.
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