Braddan

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Coordinates: 54°10′52″N 4°29′20″W / 54.181°N 4.489°W / 54.181; -4.489

Parish of Braddan

Braddan is an elongated parish in the sheading of Middle in the Isle of Man, stretching from the parishes of Michael and Lezayre in the north, bordering on the parishes of German, Marown and Onchan in the middle and bordering on Santon in the south. The name Braddan is another form of Brendan,[1] an Irish saint and patron of voyagers.

The northern end of the parish is mountainous. The southern end is flatter and includes residential districts adjacent to Douglas.

The Middle River runs through the parish in the Kewaigue - Oakhill area where the original Fairy Bridge can be found.

The parish church (Kirk Braddan, 1876) is by John Loughborough Pearson. The former parish church (Old Kirk Braddan, 1777) contains some ancient crosses considered as excellent.

The parish district of Braddan (the local government district administered by Braddan Parish Commissioners) comprises the whole of the parish excluding those parts falling within the borough of Douglas.

The ecclesiastical parish of Braddan formerly comprised the parish district of Braddan (above) and almost the whole of the present borough of Douglas. The ecclesiastical parishes of St George, St Barnabas (now merged with St George), St Matthew, St Thomas and St Ninian, Douglas were established in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and the only parts of the borough now remaining in the ecclesiastical parish are the Anagh Coar, Ballaughton and Farmhill suburbs. The Baldwin area, with the chapel of St Luke's, was transferred in 1978 to the ecclesiastical parish of Marown (now Marown, Foxdale and Baldwin). On 1 November 2012 an area between the Middle River and Douglas Head was transferred to the parish of St Matthew, and an area between Mount Murray and Port Walberry, including part of the Mount Murray estate, Port Soderick and Quine's Hill, was transferred to the parish of Santan (now Malew and Santan).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kirk Braddan and Old Kirk Braddan
  2. ^ "Eastern Pastoral Scheme 2012 (Statutory Document 0635/12)".