Sulby, Isle of Man

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Sulby Church IOM.jpg
Sulby Methodist Church
Sulby is located in Isle of Man
 Sulby shown within the Isle of Man
Population (2006 Census)
OS grid reference SC380944
Parish Lezayre
Sheading Ayre
Crown dependency Isle of Man
Post town ISLE OF MAN
Postcode district IM7
Dialling code 01624
Police Isle of Man
Fire Isle of Man
Ambulance Isle of Man
House of Keys Ayre
List of places
Isle of Man

Coordinates: 54°19′08″N 4°29′24″W / 54.319°N 4.490°W / 54.319; -4.490

Sulby (Skand|Sõlabyr ('Soli's estate)[1] is a village in the parish of Lezayre containing the Treen of the Curragh of Kirk Christ Lezayre and the Land of the Monks of Myrosco.[2] The village of Sulby is located on the primary A3 road Castletown to Ramsey in the Isle of Man. The name of the village of Sulby or Sõlabyr ('Soli's estate')[3] 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.

TT races[edit]

The part of Sulby village on the A2 road, including the 1½ mile Sulby Straight,[4] 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)[5] on the Sulby Straight.


ManX Spirit is a clear alcoholic beverage which is distilled from whisky by Kella Distillers Ltd in Sulby.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Place Names of the Isle of Man by John Kneen MA page 545 (1970) Yn Cheshaght Ghailckagh The Scolar Press
  2. ^ Place Names of the Isle of Man by John Kneen MA page 545 (1970) Yn Cheshaght Ghailckagh The Scolar Press
  3. ^ c. 1376 Chron. Mann. Sulaby, 1515 Man. Roll Soulby, 1703 Sulby Scand. Sõlabyr, 'Soli's estate.' Manx notebook
  4. ^ 54°19′08″N 4°29′24″W / 54.319°N 4.490°W / 54.319; -4.490 (Sulby Straight)
  5. ^ New Isle of Man Top Speed Record (retrieved 12 August 2006)