Sulby, Isle of Man
Sulby shown within the Isle of Man
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Sulby is a parish on the primary A3 road which connects Castletown and Ramsey in the Isle of Man. The name of the village of Sulby or Sõlabyr ('Soli's estate') or Sulaby (cleft farm) reflects the Scandinavian influence in Isle of Man place-names.
The old part of Sulby village (grid reference SC382940) is situated at the junction of the A14 Tholt-y-Will Road and the B9 Claddagh Road. This part of Old Sulby Village has a mill and village green. The main part of the village is situated on the main A2 road between Close-e-Volley and Ginger Hall. The village has a primary school, an hotel and a campsite. The village is dominated by the Sulby River, the Ballamanaugh farm estate, common land of the Claddagh and Cronk Summark which includes the remains of an iron-age fort.
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The part of Sulby village on the A2 road, including the 1½ mile Sulby Straight, was part of Four Inch Course used for the Tourist Trophy automobile car races between 1905 and 1911. Sulby village is also on the Mountain Course used since 1911 for the Isle of Man TT and Manx Grand Prix Races. During practice for the 2006 Isle of Man TT race, New Zealand competitor Bruce Anstey was timed through a speed-trap at a speed of 206 mph (331.51 km/h) on the Sulby Straight.
ManX Spirit is a clear whisky which is distilled by Kella Distillers Ltd in Sulby.
- c. 1376 Chron. Mann. Sulaby, 1515 Man. Roll Soulby, 1703 Sulby Scand. Sõlabyr, 'Soli's estate.' Manx notebook
- http://www.motorcycledaily.com/20june06_ttspeed.htm New Isle of Man Top Speed Record (retrieved 12 August 2006)
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