Place:Maughold, Isle of Man


Alt namesKirk-Maugholdsource: Family History Library Catalog
Coordinates54.3°N 4.317°W
Located inIsle of Man     (1000 - )
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Maughold is a village and parish in the Isle of Man, within the sheading of Garff. It is named for Maughold, the island's patron saint. The name is usually pronounced "mackle-d".

The village of Maughold lies on the coast some three miles SE of Ramsey. A proportion of the land in the area has been in Manx National Heritage ownership since 1965. Kirk Maughold (the parish church for the area) contains a number of historically important Celtic crosses, suggesting that it was the site of an early Christian monastery. Maughold Head to the east of the village is the easternmost point on the island and has a lighthouse. There are no other significant settlements in the parish, and there is mountainous terrain on the landward side of the parish: the parish includes most of the North Barrule, the second highest hill on the island.

In May 2016, the parish of Maughold was merged for local administrative purposes with Laxey and Lonan to form the parish district of Garff. Maughold is also in the Keys constituency of Garff.

Clare Christian, former President of Tynwald, was appointed as Captain of the Parish of Maughold in 2018.

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