Braaid

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Braaid
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Crossroads in Braaid
Braaid is located in Isle of Man
Braaid
Braaid
Location within the Isle of Man
Population(2006 Census)
OS grid referenceSC319762
ParishMarown
SheadingMiddle
Crown dependencyIsle of Man
Post townISLE OF MAN
Postcode districtIM4
Dialling code01624
PoliceIsle of Man
FireIsle of Man
AmbulanceIsle of Man
House of KeysMiddle
List of places
Isle of Man
54°09′16″N 4°34′30″W / 54.1544°N 4.5751°W / 54.1544; -4.5751Coordinates: 54°09′16″N 4°34′30″W / 54.1544°N 4.5751°W / 54.1544; -4.5751

Braaid is a hamlet in the parish of Marown on the Isle of Man, about 6 km west of the capital Douglas. It is best known for the nearby ancient settlement of The Braaid.

General description[edit]

The hamlet is centred on the crossroads of the A24 Foxdale to Douglas road and the A26 Ballasalla to Glen Vine road. The hamlet consists of a main concentration of houses around this crossroads and some other farms and dwellings which surround it.

The Braaid Hall[edit]

The Braaid Hall has provided a centre for the community since 1937, when it was founded as the Braaid Young Mens Club.[1] It is now mainly used to hold Eisteddfods[citation needed], sports days, jumble sales and other events for the local community.

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