Crosby, Isle of Man

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Coordinates: 54°11′00″N 4°34′00″W / 54.1833°N 4.5667°W / 54.1833; -4.5667

Crosby
Crosby is located in Isle of Man
Crosby
Crosby
 Crosby shown within the Isle of Man
Population 900 
OS grid reference SC325794
    - Douglas  6 km 
Parish Marown
Sheading Middle
Crown dependency Isle of Man
Post town ISLE OF MAN
Postcode district IM4
Dialling code 01624
Police Isle of Man
Fire Isle of Man
Ambulance Isle of Man
House of Keys Middle
List of places
Isle of Man

Crosby is a small village 6 km west of Douglas, Isle of Man on the Isle of Man. It has a population of about 900.[citation needed] The River Dhoo flows through the village.

Village[edit]

Marown Old Church - St Runius

The village is situated in the centre of the parish of Marown on the A1, the main road from Douglas to Peel.

The old St Runius church, which was the original Marown parish church until the new church was built in 1859, is located in Crosby. Part of the old church dates back to the 12th century[citation needed]. It was expanded in 1754[citation needed]. When the new church was built, the original church was used as a mortuary chapel and part of the east side was demolished. The building was eventually restored and re-opened on 9 August 1959[citation needed], with services now held regularly each summer and or major festivals.[1][2] The village also has a Methodist chapel. Crosby Wesleyan Methodist Chapel was opened on 6 October 1833.[3]

Marlown Language Centre (Manx: Yn Ynnyd Chengey), a foreign language teaching facility and training centre for teachers on the island is located in Crosby, close to the old St Runius Church.[4]

The village used to have its own railway station, the Crosby railway station which opened on 1 July 1873 and last operated on 7 September 1968 when the railway line closed. It was on the Douglas to Peel line of the Isle of Man Railway which now forms the Heritage Trail, following the old railway line.[5] The station was demolished, however the crossing keepers cottage is now a shelter for walkers on the trail, on the east side of the level crossing.[6]

Sport[edit]

Marown F.C. is a football club who compete in the Isle of Man Football League. They play their home games at the Memorial Playing Fields in Crosby. The village also has the Crosby Cricket Club who play on the same site. They were founded in 1946 and are members of the Isle of Man Cricket Association.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marown parish". isle-of-man.com. 2000. Retrieved 2008-10-28. 
  2. ^ "St Runius Church". Isle of Man Guide. Retrieved 2008-10-28. 
  3. ^ "Crosby Wesleyan Methodist Chapel 1833". isle-of-man.com. 2001. Retrieved 2008-10-28. 
  4. ^ "Isle of Man Primary Modern Languages Service". Isle of Man Schools. Retrieved 2008-10-28. 
  5. ^ "Heritage Trail". Isle of Man Guide. Retrieved 2008-10-28. 
  6. ^ "Station name: Crosby". Subterranea Britannica. Retrieved 2008-10-28. 
  7. ^ "A Brief History of the Club". Crosby Cricket Club. Retrieved 2008-10-28.