Malew  the Isle of Man


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

KIRK-MALEW, a parish in the S of the Isle of Man. It is traversed, nearly through out, by Silver burn; and it contains the town of Castletown and the village of Ballasalla, each of which has a post office under Douglas, Isle of Man. Its length, from N to S, is 8 miles; and its greatest breadth is 3¾ miles. ...

Pop. in 185I, 5, 791; in 1861, 5, 065. Houses, 937. Pop., exclusive of Castletown, in 1851, 3, 260; in 1861, 2, 692. Houses, 495. South Barrule mountain, 1, 564 feet high, overhangs the NW border; and Derby haven, Castletown bay, and Poolvash bay, with intermediate promontories, are on the coast. Lime kilns are at Ballahot. Rushen abbey ruins are near Ballasalla; and a quartz block, the relic of a stone circle not long ago in tolerable preservation, is on Skybright hill, near the parish church. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Sodor and Man. Value, £180.* Patron, the Crown. The church stands 1½ mile N of Castletown; comprises nave, transept, and chancel, with a bell turret; has a good stained glass E window; and contains many interesting monumental tablets, a Norman font, and the chalice, paten, and crucifix which were in use before the Reformation. An ornamented Scandinavian cross was discovered, in 1 854, in the churchyard; and was removed to the museum of King William's college, near Castletown. The p. curacies of St. Mark, St. Mary, and St. Thomas are separate benefices. Value of the first, £98;* of the second, £50; of the third, not reported. Patron of the first, the Vicar; of the second, the Governor; of the third, the College Trustees. See Castletown.

The location is that given by Wikipedia for the parish.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd July 2024

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