Place:Lonan, Isle of Man


Alt namesKirk-Lonansource: Family History Library Catalog
Coordinates54.212°N 4.406°W
Located inIsle of Man     (1000 - )
Contained Places
Laxey ( 1000 - 1895 )
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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Lonan is a parish on the eastern coast of the Isle of Man, in the sheading of Garff.

The parish extends from Port Groudle in the south to the Snaefell mines and Brandywell Corner (on the TT course to the east of Beinn-y-Phott), a distance of some , and contains an area of . It is an upland district, being hilly and barren, and dropping sharply into the sea, with the exception of a few small deep, sheltered glens. The highest point in the parish is Mullagh Ouyr (near Snaefell) at . Its coastline is high and rocky, and broken by several headlands and small bays. The main headlands are Laxey Head, and Clay Head; and the bays are Bulgham Bay, Laxey Bay, Garwick, and Port Groudle. The only significant valleys are Laxey Glen, famous for its romantic beauty, extending from the Snaefell mines to the sea and Glen Roy, which leads into Laxey Glen at Laxey village.

The former parish church is at Boilley Veen. It was built in the 19th century as a more conveniently located substitute for the ancient structure of St Adamnan's Church. This 19th century church closed in October 2014 owing to lack of funds for maintenance, leaving Lonan with no parish church.

The current Captain of the Parish is Captain Jack Faragher CP.

The current Member of the House of Keys for Garff is Hon. Steve Rodan SHK.

The current Chairman of Lonan Parish Commissioners (2009/10) is Nigel Dobson who is also Chairman of Liberal Vannin's central branch.

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