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Laxey, Isle of Man

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Laxey, Isle of Man

Laxey is a village on the east coast of the Isle of Man. Its name derives from the Old Norse Laxa meaning 'Salmon River'. The village lies on the A2, the main Douglas to Ramsey road. Laxey Glen is one of the Manx National Glens, with Dhoon Glen being located close by. The Raad ny Foillan long distance coastal footpath, opened in 1986, runs along the coast through the village.
Post townISLE OF MAN
Administrative CountyIsle of Man
Traditional CountyIsle of Man
OS GridSC4384
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionIsle of Man
CountryIsle of Man
Police AuthorityIsle of Man Constabulary
Fire and Rescue AuthorityIsle of Man
Fire and Rescue AuthorityIsle of Man
Ambulance AuthorityIsle of Man
Dialling code01624
Population1,768 (Isle of Man census 2006)
 

Laxey, Isle of Man in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Laxey, vil., Lonan par., Isle of Man. on the E. coast, at mouth of river Laxey, 7½ miles NE. of Douglas; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; is an important place, and owes its prosperity to its extensive lead mines, which employ several hundred men; copper and zinc are also worked. Laxey Glen, almost enclosed by mountains, is a picturesque locality, traversed by Laxey River, which rises on Snae Fell and flows 4 miles SE. to Laxey Kay at Laxey. Laxey Head forms the northern extremity of the bay.

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