Ballacraine

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Ballacraine (Manx: farm of McCrayne or Craine)[1] is situated between the 7th Milestone and 8th Milestone road-side markers on the Snaefell Mountain Course used for the Isle of Man TT Races on the junction of the primary A1 Douglas to Peel road and the A3 Castletown to Ramsey road in the parish of German in the Isle of Man.

The road junction at Ballacraine was part of the Highland Course and Four Inch Course used for the Gordon Bennett Trial and Tourist Trophy automobile car races held in the Isle of Man between 1904 and 1922. Also Ballacraine Corner was part of the course used for 1905 International Motor-Cycle Cup Races held in the Isle of Man. It was also part of the St John's Short Course used between 1907 and 1910 and part of the Snaefell Mountain Course used since 1911 for the Isle of Man TT Races and 1923 for the Manx Grand Prix.

As part of the Ribbon development of St John's, Ballacraine Corner is situated at the eastly end of the village. The road junction is dominated by Ballacraine Farm and the Ballacraine Hotel a former public house and now a private house. The nearby area is mainly farmland with the nearby summits of Beary Mountain (311 m), Greeba Mountain (422 m) and Slieau Whallian (333 m).

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  1. ^ Place Names of the Isle of Man by John Kneen MA pp376 (1970) Yn Cheshaght Ghailckagh The Scolar Press

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Coordinates: 54°12′10″N 4°37′44″W / 54.20278°N 4.62889°W / 54.20278; -4.62889