Maughold (parish)

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Maughold
Parish-Maughold.svg
Parish of Maughold, Isle of Man
Population985 [1]
OS grid referenceSC4919891716
SheadingGarff
Crown dependencyIsle of Man
Post townISLE OF MAN
Postcode districtIM7
House of KeysGarff
List of places
Isle of Man
54°17′55″N 4°19′03″W / 54.29861°N 4.31761°W / 54.29861; -4.31761Coordinates: 54°17′55″N 4°19′03″W / 54.29861°N 4.31761°W / 54.29861; -4.31761
View of Port Mooar, Maughold with North Barrule in the background.

Maughold (/ˈmækəld/ MAK-əld; Manx: Maghal) is one of the seventeen parishes of the Isle of Man.

It is located on the east of the island (part of the traditional South Side division) in the sheading of Garff.

Administratively, part of the historic parish of Maughold is now covered by part of the town of Ramsey.

Other settlements in the parish include Ballure.

Local government[edit]

Since 1865, a small area in the north of the historic parish of Maughold has been part of the separate town of Ramsey, with its own town commissioners.

Since May 2016 the remainder of the historic parish of Maughold has been an electoral ward of a single Garff local authority, formed by merging the former village district of Laxey with the parish districts of Lonan and Maughold.[2]

The Captain of the Parish (since 2018) is Clare Christian, a former President of Tynwald.[3]

Politics[edit]

Maughold parish is part of the Garff constituency, which elects two Members to the House of Keys. Since 1867 Ramsey has formed its own constituency.

History[edit]

It is named for Maughold, the island's patron saint.

Geography[edit]

The village of Maughold lies on the coast some three miles SE of Ramsey. A proportion of the land in the area has been in Manx National Heritage ownership since 1965.[citation needed] Kirk Maughold (the parish church for the area) contains a number of historically important Celtic crosses, suggesting that it was the site of an early Christian monastery. Maughold Head to the east of the village is the easternmost point on the island and has a lighthouse. There are no other significant settlements in the parish, and there is mountainous terrain on the landward side of the parish: the parish includes most of the North Barrule, the second highest hill on the island.

Demographics[edit]

The Isle of Man census of 2016 returned a parish population of 985, an increase of 0.8% from the figure of 977 in 2011.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2016 Isle of Man Census Report" (PDF). Gov.im. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Garff Commissioners". garff.im. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Captains of the Parishes". Culture Vannin. Retrieved 10 April 2019.

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