Derbyhaven

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Derbyhaven
Derbyhaven-Hotel.jpg
View of Derbyhaven Hotel, now apartments
Derbyhaven is located in Isle of Man
Derbyhaven
Derbyhaven
Derbyhaven shown within the Isle of Man
Population(2006 Census)
OS grid referenceSC282679
ParishMalew
SheadingRushen
Crown dependencyIsle of Man
Post townISLE OF MAN
Postcode districtIM9
Dialling code01624
PoliceIsle of Man
FireIsle of Man
AmbulanceIsle of Man
List of places
Isle of Man
54°04′42″N 4°37′35″W / 54.0784°N 4.6265°W / 54.0784; -4.6265Coordinates: 54°04′42″N 4°37′35″W / 54.0784°N 4.6265°W / 54.0784; -4.6265

Derbyhaven (Manx: Camys y Ree) ("King's Harbour" or "King's Cove") is a hamlet near Castletown in the southern parish of Malew, Isle of Man. It is located on the isthmus connecting Langness Peninsula to the rest of the island, on the bay of the same name, and also on Castletown Bay on the other side of the isthmus.

In the 17th century it was a significant port. The then Lord of Mann, James, 7th Earl of Derby, had the fort on nearby St Michael's Isle (Fort Island) rebuilt in 1645 (Henry VIII built the original fort in 1540) to protect Derbyhaven from the parliamentarians in the English Civil War. Later, in the 18th century, the fort served as a lighthouse.

Derbyhaven has a plaque commemorating the Battle of Ronaldsway, in which a Manx revolt led by Guðrøðr Magnússon was utterly crushed by Scottish forces in 1275.

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