View of Port Mooar, Maughold with North Barrule in the background.
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It is located on the east of the island (part of the traditional South Side division) in the sheading of Garff.
Other settlements in the parish include Ballure.
For the purposes of local government, since May 2016 the historic parish of Maughold has been part of a single Garff local authority, formed by merging the former village district of Laxey with the parish districts of Lonan and Maughold.
Since 1865, an area in the north of the historic parish of Maughold has been part of the separate town of Ramsey, with its own town Commissioners.
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. 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 Isle of Man census of 2016 returned a parish population of 985, an increase of 0.8% from the figure of 977 in 2011.
- BBC Domesday Reloaded -  - D Block-GB-246000-41900 - Overview of Maughold Area.
- BBC Domesday Reloaded -  -D Block-GB-246000-41900 - Maughold Village
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