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Snaefell Mountain Course

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Governor's Bridge road junction between the A18 Bemahauge Road and the A2 Governor's Road.

Governor's Bridge (formerly known as Heywood's or the Deemster's Bridge) is a double hairpin bend and road junction on the primary A18 Mountain Road in the parish of Onchan in the Isle of Man between the 37th Milestone road-side marker on the Snaefell Mountain Course and the TT Grandstand on the primary A2 Glencrutchery Road in the town of Douglas.

The Governor's Bridge road junction and hairpin bends is part of the Snaefell Mountain Course used since 1920 for the Isle of Man TT and from 1923 for the Manx Grand Prix Races. This junction was part of the Clypse Course for the Isle of Man TT races between 1954 and 1959. It is also part of the Willaston Circuit used for cycle racing, classic car racing and used as part of timed special stage for the Rally Isle of Man.

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TT Race Marshal Signal Box on the A18 Mountain Road looking north towards Guthrie's Memorial and the Point of Ayre.

Guthrie's Memorial (formerly The Cutting) is a S-bend corner on the primary A18 Mountain Road in the parish of Lezayre in the Isle of Man between the 26th and 27th Milestone Isle of Man TT road-side markers on the Snaefell Mountain Course.

During the 1937 Isle of Man TT Races, Jimmie Guthrie won the Junior TT, but retired, on lap 5 of the 1937 Senior TT race, at The Cutting on the A18 Mountain Road section of the course. After his death during the 1937 German Grand Prix a memorial was erected to him, in 1939. Paid for by public subscription, the memorial was built at the spot where he retired in his last Isle of Man TT Race.

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The A2 Bray Hill with the road junction of the A2 Quarterbridge Road in Douglas.

Bray Hill (Lowland Scots: Brae a slope) formerly a country lane known as the Great Hill during the time of the ownership of the Duke of Atholl. Previously known as Siberia a former triangle shaped parcel of land in the Murray Estate. Bray Hill is situated between the TT Grandstand and the 1st Milestone road-side marker on the Snaefell Mountain Course on the primary the A2 Douglas to Ramsey road in the town of Douglas in the Isle of Man.

The Bray Hill Road runs from the combined road junction of the A2 Quarterbridge Road with Tromode Road, Stoney Road, Thorny Road and Cronkbourne Road to the road junction at St Ninian's Crossroads with the A22 Ballanard Road, Ballaquayle Road and the A2 Glencrutchery Road in Douglas.

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The Quarterbridge Road Junction with the A2 Quarterbridge Road and A1 Peel Road, Douglas.

Quarterbridge (Manx: The Quarters or Quarter Dub – quarterlands of Ballabrooie and Ballaquayle) is situated between the 1st Milestone and 2nd Milestone road-side marker on the Snaefell Mountain Course used for the Isle of Man TT Races on the junction of the primary A1 Douglas to Peel road, A2 Douglas to Ramsey and the A5 Douglas to Port Erin road which forms the boundary between the parishes of Braddan and Onchan in the Isle of Man.

The Quarterbridge forms the boundary between the quarterlands of Ballabrooie and Ballaquayle. A quarterland is an old land division in the Isle of Man, which includes a farmstead or Kerroo within the quarterland. In which four of these divisions became a Treen and land rights entrusted to a landholder, who in turn cultivated one of the quarterlands. The three remaining quarterlands were rented to freemen paying dues in the form of rents, produce, parish services including the maintenance of a small church or Keeil within the Treen.

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The A3 Castletown to Ramsey Road at Ballaugh Bridge with its road junction with the C37 Ballaugh Glen Road and the A10 Ballaugh Station Road

Ballaugh Bridge (Manx: Balley-ny-Loghey or the homestead of the lake) [1] is situated between the 17th Milestone and 18th Milestone road-side markers on the Snaefell Mountain Course in Ballaugh Village on the primary A3 Castletown to Ramsey and the road junction with the A10 Ballaugh to Ramsey Coast Road and the tertiary C37 Ballaugh Glen Road in the parish of Ballaugh in the Isle of Man.

Ballaugh Bridge is the site of a hump-backed bridge and was part of the Highland Course and Four Inch Course used for the Gordon Bennett Trial and Tourist Trophy automobile car races held in the Isle of Man between 1904 and 1922. It was the western edge of the Sandygate Loop for the 1904 Gordon Bennett British Eliminating Trial and the 1905 Tourist Trophy Race for automobiles. The 1906 Tourist Trophy Race used the Short Highroad Course, with the abandonment of the Sandygate Loop in favour of the A3 Castletown to Ramsey Road. Ballaugh Bridge is part of the Snaefell Mountain Course used since 1911 for the Isle of Man TT and from 1923 for the Manx Grand Prix Races.

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  1. ^ Place Names of the Isle of Man by John Kneen MA pp446 (1970) Yn Cheshaght Ghailckagh The Scolar Press