Ballasalla  the Isle of Man


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ballasalla like this:

BALLASALLA, a village in Kirk-Malew parish, Isle of Man; on the Silver burn, and on the road to Douglas, 2¾ miles NNE of Castletown. It has a post office under Douglas, and remains of a Cistercian abbey founded in 1098 by Mac Manus, King of Man, enlarged and richly endowed by his successors, and given in 1134 to Furness abbey. Pop., 516. Ballasalla House, in the vicinity, is the seat of the Drinkwater family.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ballasalla, in and the Isle of Man | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 13th June 2024

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