Hillberry Corner

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Hillberry Corner (Manx: Knock berrey or Cronkybury)[1]is situated at the 36th Milestone road-side marker on the Snaefell Mountain Course on the primary A18 Mountain Road and the road junction with the C22 Little Mill Road in the parish of Onchan in the Isle of Man.

Hillberry 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 1922. For the 1908 Tourist Trophy race for racing automobiles the startline was moved from the road junction of the A2 Quarterbridge Road/Alexander Drive to Hillberry Corner as part of the new Four Inch Course. A small iron-framed grandstand was built for spectators and still remains at the site. The Hillberry Corner is part of the Mountain Course used since 1911 for the Isle of Man TT and 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, the section of road from Hillberry Corner to Cronk-ny-Mona and the approach to Governor's Bridge.[2]

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  1. ^ Place Names of the Isle of Man by John Kneen MA pp233 (1970) Yn Cheshaght Ghailckagh The Scolar Press
  2. ^ Isle of Man Weekly Times dated 29 May 1954

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Coordinates: 54°11′16″N 4°28′32″W / 54.18778°N 4.47556°W / 54.18778; -4.47556