Parish of Maughold, Isle of Man
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|Crown dependency||Isle of Man|
|Post town||ISLE OF MAN|
|House of Keys||Garff|
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 within Ramsey town. Ballure is another settlement in the parish.
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.
The village of Maughold lies on the coast some three miles south-east of Ramsey. A proportion of the land in the area has been in Manx National Heritage ownership since 1965. 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.
The 2016 census of recorded a parish population of 985, an increase of 0.8% from 977 in 2011.
- Maughold Parish Commissioners - community and local government information (archived)
- BBC Domesday Reloaded - Maughold Village (archived)