Creg-ny-Baa

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Keppel Hotel or Creg-ny-Baa Public House
Steve Hislop on the Norton RCW588 at Creg-ny-Baa 1992

Creg-ny-Baa (Manx: rock of the cow)[1] [kreg no bæ:] is situated between the 35th Milestone and 36th Milestone on the primary A18 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.[2]

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 occurred on the Mountain Course at Creg-ny-Baa along with Signpost Corner, Cronk-ny-Mona and the approach to Governor's Bridge.[3]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ 1705 Dioc. Reg. Cregnyba – Manx Note Book
  2. ^ Manx Inns – A Pub Crawl through History by Suzanne Cubbon p 95
  3. ^ Isle of Man Weekly Times dated 29 May 1954

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Coordinates: 54°12′24″N 4°28′07″W / 54.20667°N 4.46861°W / 54.20667; -4.46861