Andreas, Isle of Man

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Andreas
Andreas is located in Isle of Man
Andreas
Andreas
Andreas shown within the Isle of Man
Population 1,428 
OS grid reference SC413996
Parish Andreas
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
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 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]

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.

Gallery[edit]

Andreas, Isle of Man
St Andrew's Church, Andreas 
Andreas War Memorial 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Primary- Andreas School". Department of Education, Isle of Man Government. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  2. ^ "Andreas parish churches". isleofman.com. 1999. Retrieved 2010-10-10. 
  3. ^ "Isle of Man Parishes and their Churches and Chapels". Kirk Braddan. Archived from the original on 7 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  4. ^ "Group must 'prove church worth'". BBC. 2005-10-25. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  5. ^ "RAF Andreas Airfield". 

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