Andreas, Isle of Man

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Andreas
Andreas & Jurby.jpg
Aerial view of Andreas Airfield with the village of Andreas in the background
Andreas is located in Isle of Man
Andreas
Andreas
Location within the Isle of Man
Population1,428 
OS grid referenceSC413996
ParishAndreas
SheadingAyre
Crown dependencyIsle of Man
Post townISLE OF MAN
Postcode districtIM7
Dialling code01624
PoliceIsle of Man
FireIsle of Man
AmbulanceIsle of Man
House of KeysAyre & Michael
List of places
Isle of Man
54°22′01″N 4°26′38″W / 54.367°N 4.444°W / 54.367; -4.444Coordinates: 54°22′01″N 4°26′38″W / 54.367°N 4.444°W / 54.367; -4.444

Andreas or Kirk Andreas is a village on the Isle of Man. It is located in the north of the island, in the parish of Andreas and the sheading of Ayre.

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.[1] 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.[2][3] 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.[4]

The village is in the Keys constituency of Ayre & Michael.

World War II[edit]

During the war RAF Andreas airfield was home to several squadrons, including RAAF Squadrons 457 and 452.[5]

Sport[edit]

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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Primary- Andreas School". Department of Education, Isle of Man Government. Archived from the original on 3 December 2005. Retrieved 28 September 2008.
  2. ^ "Andreas parish churches". isleofman.com. 1999. Retrieved 10 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Isle of Man Parishes and their Churches and Chapels". Retrieved 28 September 2008.
  4. ^ "Group must 'prove church worth'". BBC News. 25 October 2005. Retrieved 28 September 2008.
  5. ^ "RAF Andreas Airfield". Retrieved 18 December 2017.

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