Barregarrow

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Barregarrow, Isle of Man
Barregarrow is located in Isle of Man
Barregarrow
Location of Barregarrow, Isle of Man in Isle of Man
Coordinates54°15′39″N 4°34′53.4″W / 54.26083°N 4.581500°W / 54.26083; -4.581500Coordinates: 54°15′39″N 4°34′53.4″W / 54.26083°N 4.581500°W / 54.26083; -4.581500
Builtc. 1790, 1835, 1954

Barregarrow (Manx: bayr garroo ‘rough road’) (English: /ˈbɛrˈɡɑːruˈ/), (Manx pronunciation: [biˈga(ː)ro])[1] is a district located between the 13th milestone and 14th milestones on the A3 Castletown to Ramsey road including the area of the ‘Barregarrow’ cross-road junction and the C4 Ballaleigh Road and B10 Sartfield (Brandywell) or former Barregarrow mountain gate road in the parish of Kirk Michael in the Isle of Man.

Description[edit]

The area of Bayr Garrow or ‘Barrowgarrow’ is a former area of mountain commons or ‘rough’ pasture situated on a series of ridge-lines formed by a post-glacial lake (Manx: Creggan Jeebylt) opposite to Cronk Urleigh that drained via the Ballaleigh valley, westwards into the river of Glen Mooar on the A4 Peel to Kirk Michael road. The mountain grazing land of Sartfell Park is located on the western side of the nearby Sartfell mountain and Barrowgarrow crossroads.[2]

Bayr Garroo Wesleyan Methodist Chapel[edit]

The Barregarrow Methodist Chapel was visited by John Wesley in June 1781 and he wrote in his journal;

Monday 4th…. We then rode through and over the mountains to Beergarrow; where I enforced, on an artless, loving congregation. ' If any man thirst, let him come unto me and drink. ' [John 7:371]....[3][4]

Motor-sport heritage[edit]

The Barrowgarrow section of A3 Castletown to Ramsey was part of the 37.50 Mile Four Inch Course for the RAC Tourist Trophy automobile races held in the Isle of Man between 1908 and 1922.[5]

In 1911 the Four Inch Course for automobiles was first used by the Auto-Cycling Union for the Isle of Man TT motorcycle races. This included the ‘Barrowgarrow’ section[6] and the course later became known as the 37.73 mile Isle of Man TT Mountain Course which has been used since 1911 for the Isle of Man TT Races and from 1923 for the Manx Grand Prix races.[7]

The C4 Ballaleigh Road with its junction with the A3 Castletown to Ramsey road at the Barregarrow cross-roads has been used as part of a special timed stages for the Rally Isle of Man, the former Manx International Rally and the Manx National Rally events.[8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Place Names of The Isle of Man – Da Ny Manninee Dooie Volume Two. Sheading of Michael: (Kirk Michael, Ballaugh and Jurby) pages 47–48 Kirk Michael by George Broderick – Turbingen ; Niemeyer NE:HST (1995) Manx Place- Name Survey, Max Niemeyer Verlag Tübingen ISBN 3-484-40138-9 (Gesamtwerk) 3-484-40130-3 (Band 2) Druck und Eiband: Weihert-Druck GmbH Darmstadt. “Barregarrow Small district SC38NW SC31408806. Rough road Mx. bayr garroo").
  2. ^ Place Names of The Isle of Man – Da Ny Manninee Dooie Volume Two. Sheading of Michael: (Kirk Michael, Ballaugh and Jurby) page 95 Kirk Michael by George Broderick – Tubingen ; Niemeyer NE:HST (1995) Manx Place – Name Survey, Max Niemeyer Verlag Tubingen ISBN 3-484-40138-9 (Gesamtwerk) 3-484-40130-3 (Band 2) Druck und Eiband: Weihert-Druck GmbH Darmstadt.
  3. ^ THE JOURNAL OF JOHN WESLEY – The Tyndale Series of Great Biographies page 241 Preaching in Peel Augustine Birrell KC – editor Percy Livingstone Parker (1951) Moody Press Chicago HUGH PRICE HUGHES, M.A.
  4. ^ Isle of Man Examiner – Brialtagh Ellan Vannin page 14 & 15 BUILDINGS AT RISK Landmark Chapel is hanging on thanks to huge support Tuesday 3 April 2018 Isle of Man Newspapers Ltd (2018) Tindle Press Publishing ISSN 1358-4383 Newsprint (Knowsley) Ltd “Ballaugh Heritage Trust takes a look at the story of the chapel and Sunday school at Barregarrow.”
  5. ^ Isle of Man Car Races 1904–1953 page 30 by Neil Hanson (2015) Lily Publications ISBN 978-1-907945-36-6
  6. ^ The Guardian page 16 Tuesday 16 June 1968
  7. ^ The History of the Manx Grand Prix page 7, 8, 9 by Bill Snelling Amulree Publishing(1998) Manx Heritage Foundation ISBN 1 901508 04 8
  8. ^ Statutory Document No 120 /94 Road Races Act MANX NATIONAL RALLY ORDER 1994 Coming into Operation: 14 May 1994 DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS, PORTS AND PROPERTIES (1994) “ 2 & 9 BARREGARROW, LHERGYDHOO, ST JOHNS 9.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. and 1.35 p.m. – 5.05 p.m. The C4 Ballaleigh Road from its junction with the A3 Castletown to Ramsey Road at Barregarrow to its junction with the A4 Peel to Kirk Michael Coast Road at Ballagawne…."

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