Place:Bride, Isle of Man


Alt namesKirk-Bridesource: Family History Library Catalog
Coordinates54.383°N 4.4°W
Located inIsle of Man     (1000 - )
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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Bride, named after St. Brigid, is a parish in the Sheading of Ayre and lies in the extreme north of the Isle of Man. The parish lies to the east of Andreas and to the north of Lezayre, bordering the sea to the north and east. The parish covers an area of about and contains the village of Bride or Kirk Bride.

The population, according to the 2006 census, is 418 (2001 - 408)

There is a range of sandhills crossing the parish from west to Point Cranstal (not actually a point) in the east, from which a good view may be obtained of the Manx mountains as well as of the Scottish and Cumbrian mountains (with the Solway Firth in between). The Galloway coast is about away. At the Point of Ayre is a lighthouse. On old maps Point Cranstal is referred to as "Shellag Point" and a hamlet named Cranstal is marked close to it, but has long since disappeared.

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