On the left hand side many of the original cottages were improved by the addition of new frontages – courtesy of the endeavours of Laxey miners who had emigrated to South Africa and other mining countries for work and subsequently returned wealthier or sent money home. Opposite Verndale, the home of local builder John Mylroie, the Victoria Terrace workshop has the masque of his son who died as a student from influenza.
Mylroie’s were responsible for many buildings in the village including Chapel Terrace and former boarding houses Seafield and Ravenscliffe.
The neighbouring Department of Transport’s depot started life as the slaughter house for the “Upper Co” (Cooperative Society). The public recreation ground on both sides of Glen Road is the generous legacy of the Henry Bloom Noble Trust.
Henry Bloom Noble was an entrepreneur who had extensive property interests in Laxey and Lonan.
Seaward of Palladian House, houses are built on the site of a former builder’s yard and early chemical factory. Behind Chapel Terrace are the remains of one of Laxey’s two Breweries.