Creg-ny-Baa, Isle of Man

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Creg-ny-Baa
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Creg-ny-Baa TT Mountain Course Sign on A18 Snaefell Mountain Road looking south-east towards the Creg-ny-Baa corner.
Coordinates 54°12′24″N 4°28′7″W / 54.20667°N 4.46861°W / 54.20667; -4.46861Coordinates: 54°12′24″N 4°28′7″W / 54.20667°N 4.46861°W / 54.20667; -4.46861
Built 1860–1870, 1954
Creg-ny-Baa, Isle of Man is located in Isle of Man
Creg-ny-Baa, Isle of Man
Location of Creg-ny-Baa in Isle of Man

Creg-ny-Baa, Isle of Man [1] (Manx: rock of the cow) [kreg no bæ:] [2] is situated between the 34th Milestone and 35th Milestone racing road-side markers on the Snaefell Mountain Course on the primary A18 Snaefell Mountain Road and the road junction with the secondary B12 'Creg-ny-Baa Back-Road' in the parish of Onchan in the Isle of Man. The area is dominated by the Keppel Hotel or Creg-ny-Baa public house and restaurant.[3]

The Creg-ny-Baa corner was part of the Highland Course and Four Inch Course used for the Gordon Bennett Trial and Tourist Trophy automobile car races between 1904 and 1911. Also, Creg-ny-Baa is part of the Mountain Course used since 1911 for the Isle of Man TT and from 1923 the Manx Grand Prix Races.

To facilitate racing on the Clypse Course for the 1954 Isle of Man TT Races, during the winter of 1953/54 road widening and re-profiling occurred on the Snaefell Mountain Course at Creg-ny-Baa along with Signpost Corner, Cronk-ny-Mona and the approach to Governor's Bridge by the Isle of Man Highway Board.[4]

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  1. ^ An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of the Isle of Man page 42 by David T.Webber Revised by Frank Cowin and F.J.Radcliffe;- Editor Gordon N. Kniveton (1997) The Manx Experience ISBN 1-873120-25-7 "A road junction on the Douglas to Ramsey Mountain Road leading to Laxey."
  2. ^ 1705 Dioc. Reg. Cregnyba – Manx Note Book
  3. ^ Manx Inns – A Pub crawl through History page 95 by Suzanne Cubbon – Heron & Brealey Ltd (1998) Amulree Publications ISBN 0901508 01 03
  4. ^ Isle of Man Weekly Times dated 29 May 1954

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