Peel  the Isle of Man


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Peel like this:

Peel.-- coast town with ry. sta., German par., in W. of the Isle of Man, on Peel Bay, 11½ miles NW. of Douglas, pop. 4360; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks. Market-day, Friday. The commercial importance of the town has declined considerably, and it now depends chiefly upon its prosecution of the sea fisheries, which are abundantly productive, especially in cod and herrings. ...

The ruins of Peel Castle and St German's Cathedral stand on a rocky island here called Patrick's Isle; the towers which flank the mouldering walls of the castle are said to have been erected by the Earl of Derby in the 16th century. Tynwald Hill, celebrated in connection with the passing of the Manx laws (the " Acts of Tynwald "), is 3 miles to the SE.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th May 2024

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