Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for BALLAUGH, or Kirk-Ballagh

BALLAUGH, or Kirk-Ballagh, a village and a parish in the Isle of Man. The village stands on the W coast, 7 miles W of Ramsey.; is watered by a small stream descending from Snawfell; straggles upward from the shore over a space of nearly 2 miles; and has a post office,‡ of the name of Ballangh, under Douglas. The parish includes Ballamoor, and has marl-pits and several warrens. Bones and horns of the great Irish ell have been found in the marl-pits: and a skeleton of one Was sent hence to the Hunterian museum at the university of Glasgow. Pop., 1,228. Houses, 266. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Sodor and Man. Value, £325.* Patron, the Crown. The old church stands on the shore, and was recently well restored; and a beautifully carved Runic cross is in the churchyard. A new church, built in the early part of the present century, stands fully a mile up the streamlet.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

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Feature Description: "a village and a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: the Isle of Man CrProt
Place: Ballaugh

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