Strang, Isle of Man

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Strang
Strang is located in Isle of Man
Strang
Strang
Location within the Isle of Man
Population(2006 Census)
OS grid referenceSC361781
ParishBraddan
SheadingMiddle
Crown dependencyIsle of Man
Post townISLE OF MAN
Postcode districtIM4
Dialling code01624
PoliceIsle of Man
FireIsle of Man
AmbulanceIsle of Man
House of KeysMiddle
List of places
Isle of Man
54°10′19″N 4°30′43″W / 54.172°N 4.512°W / 54.172; -4.512Coordinates: 54°10′19″N 4°30′43″W / 54.172°N 4.512°W / 54.172; -4.512

Strang is a hamlet on the Isle of Man. It lies just outside Douglas, the main town on the island, and also contains the island's only general hospital. The hospital was built on the site of a former asylum. The land for the asylum was purchased in 1862 and the building was completed in 1868. The numbers of patients steadily increased as can be seen from the table below:

LUNATICS.
Daily average number resident.
Males. Females. Totals.
1871 50·9 51·8 102·7
1875 47·3 57·2 104·5
1880 52·5 79·2 131·7
1885 70·5 88·3 158·8
1890 84·8 98·2 183·0
1895 88·3 100·8 189·1
1897 85·6 106·8 192·4
1899 90·1 109·1 199·2
1900 89·8 116·4 206·2

Strang is almost joined to Douglas by the A1 road. The hamlet has no church or chapel, but does lie near a bigger village which does have a church. This village is named Union Mills.