Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Sodor and Man

Sodor and Man, an insular diocese; originally and now comprehending only the Isle of Man; but, for a long period subsequent to 838, comprehending also about 30 of the Hebridean islands, called the Sudoer, Sudereys, or Southern Islands. Its first bishop, according to ordinarily received history, was St. German, appointed in 447; and among its other bishops have been Wilmund, the buccaneer, John, accidentally burnt to death, Salisbury, the translator of the Bible into Welsh, Philip, the translator of the Bible into Manx, Rutter, noted for defence of Latham House, Barrow, the founder of King William's college, Wilson, whose memory appears to be highly revered among Manxmen, Hildesley, the translator of the Prayer Book into Manx, and Lord Auckland, afterwards bishop of Bath and Wells. The Bishop's residence is Bishop's Court, Isle of Man; and his income is £2,000. The cathedral stands at Peel, but is in a state of ruin. The diocese forms one archdeaconry; and contains 3 rectories, 10 vicarages, and 11 chapelries.

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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "an insular diocese"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 2nd order divisions")
Administrative units: the Isle of Man CrProt
Place: the Isle of Man

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