Derbyhaven

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Derbyhaven
Manx: Camys y Ree
Derbyhaven-Hotel.jpg
View of Derbyhaven Hotel, now apartments
Derbyhaven is located in Isle of Man
Derbyhaven
Derbyhaven
 Derbyhaven shown within the Isle of Man
Population (2006 Census)
OS grid reference SC282679
Parish Malew
Sheading Rushen
Crown dependency Isle of Man
Post town ISLE OF MAN
Postcode district IM9
Dialling code 01624
Police Isle of Man
Fire Isle of Man
Ambulance Isle of Man
List of places
Isle of Man

Coordinates: 54°04′42″N 4°37′35″W / 54.0784°N 4.6265°W / 54.0784; -4.6265

Derbyhaven (Manx: Camys y Ree) ("King's Harbour" or "King's Cove") is a hamlet near Castletown in the southern parish of Malew, Isle of Man. It is located on the isthmus connecting Langness Peninsula to the rest of the island, on the bay of the same name, and also on Castletown Bay on the other side of the isthmus.

In the 17th century it was a significant port. The then Lord of Mann, James, 7th Earl of Derby, had the fort on nearby St Michael's Isle (Fort Island) rebuilt in 1645 (Henry VIII built the original fort in 1540) to protect Derbyhaven from the parliamentarians in the English Civil War. Later, in the 18th century, the fort served as a lighthouse.

Derbyhaven has a plaque commemorating the Battle of Ronaldsway, in which a Manx revolt led by Godred Magnusson was utterly crushed by Scottish forces in 1275.

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