Brandywell, Isle of Man

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Brandywell TT Race Marshal Shelter and Weather Station on the A18 Mountain Road/B10 Brandywell Road (Sartfield Road) looking north towards Snaefell Mountain and North Barrule

Brandywell (Manx: Chibbyr y Phunch or Chibbyr Slieau ny Maggle)[1] is situated between the 31st Milestone and 32nd Milestone road-side marker on the Snaefell Mountain Course on the primary A18 Mountain Road and the road junction with the secondary B10 Sartfield Road in the parish of Lezayre in the Isle of Man.

Brandywell Corner 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. The Brandywell Corner is part of the Snaefell Mountain Course used since 1911 for the Isle of Man TT and from 1923 for the Manx Grand Prix Races.

The area is dominated by the nearby Snaefell Mountain with an elevation of 621m (2036 feet) above sea level and the nearby summits of Beinn-y-Phott (544m), Mullagh Ouyr (491m) and Carraghan (500m). The name originates from a nearby water-well that was used by local shepherds to brand and sort flocks of mountain sheep.[2] The area has a stone shelter and an Isle of Man Department of Transport Weather Station.[3]

The Brandywell Corner was subject to road widening with the removal of the Beinn-y-Phott sheep-gate on the A18 Mountain Road for the 1935 Isle of Man TT Races.[4]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Place Names of the Isle of Man by John Kneen MA pp435 (1970) Yn Cheshaght Ghailckagh The Scolar Press
  2. ^ An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Isle of Man by David T.Webber Revised by Frank Cowin and F.J.Radcliffe pp 24 (1997) The Manx Experience ISBN 1-873120-25-7
  3. ^ Isle of Man Examiner pp4 dated 9 September 2008
  4. ^ Isle of Man Weekly Times dated 25 May 1935

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Coordinates: 54°14′34″N 4°28′20″W / 54.24278°N 4.47222°W / 54.24278; -4.47222