Andreas, Isle of Man
Aerial view of Andreas Airfield with the village of Andreas in the background
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|House of Keys||Ayre & Michael|
The village lies in the centre of the island's northern plain, at an altitude of about 20 metres. The A9, A17, A19, B2, B3, and B14 roads all converge on the village. The nearest town is Ramsey (5 km to the SE). The disused airfield is about 1 km to the east. The Ballalough Estate constitutes the northern part of the village, and contains the only roundabout in the north of the island.
The village has a parish hall and a primary school, Andreas Primary School. St Andrew's Church, which was built in 1802 with stone from Sulby Glen, is in the Church of England Diocese of Sodor and Man. It is the parish church of the area. St Jude's Chapel was built in 1869 in a Romanesque style with a square tower. In March 2005 the Friends of St Jude's took over the upkeep of the chapel and successfully campaigned against its demolition. It is now used for occasional services including weddings, funerals and christenings.
World War II
Ayre United are based in the village. They compete in the Isle of Man Football League and play their home games at Andreas Playing Fields where they have a clubhouse. They were the first club on the island to install floodlights.
- "Primary- Andreas School". Department of Education, Isle of Man Government. Archived from the original on 3 December 2005. Retrieved 28 September 2008.
- "Andreas parish churches". isleofman.com. 1999. Retrieved 10 October 2010.
- "Isle of Man Parishes and their Churches and Chapels". Retrieved 28 September 2008.
- "Group must 'prove church worth'". BBC News. 25 October 2005. Retrieved 28 September 2008.
- "RAF Andreas Airfield". Retrieved 18 December 2017.
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