Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for KIRK-MICHAEL

KIRK-MICHAEL, a village and a parish in the NW of the Isle of Man. The village stands on the coast, 7 miles NE of Peel; and has a post office, under Douglas, Isle of Man, the ecclesiastical court house of the diocese of Sodor and Man, and a hotel.—The parish extends 3¾ miles along the coast, and 3½ from the coast inland. Pop. in 1851, 1, 416; in 1861, 1, 314. Houses, 241. The mountains Slieu-Dhoo, Slieu-ne-Fraughane, and Sartel or Sartfeld, with altitudes of 1, 139, 1, 607, and 1, 560 feet, are in the E; and 4 fine glens, Tronk, Balleira, Wyllin, and Mooar, descend from them to the coast. Bishops-Court, the palace of the Bishop of Sodor and Man, is in the N. The living is a vicarage in the dioof Sodor and Man. Value, £165.* Patron, the Crown. The old church was partly rebuilt in 1776, and the new one was built in 1835. The churchyard contains the graves of Bishops Wilson, Hildesley, Criggan, Phillips, and Mason, and no fewer than seven Runic monuments.

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

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

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