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Maughold, Isle of Man

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Maughold, Isle of Man

Saint Maughold (Macaille, Maccaldus, Machalus, Machaoi, Machella, Maghor, Mawgan, Maccul, Macc Cuill) of Man (died ca. 488 AD) is venerated as the patron saint of the Isle of Man. Tradition states that he was an Irish prince and captain of a band of freebooters who was converted to Christianity by Saint Patrick. His feast day is April 25.
Administrative CountyIsle of Man
Traditional CountyIsle of Man
OS GridSC4991
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionIsle of Man
CountryIsle of Man
Police AuthorityIsle of Man Constabulary
 

Other names by which Maughold, Isle of Man has been known in the past

Kirk Maughold

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

Maughold (or Kirk Maughold), par. and vil., in NE. of Isle of Man - par. (containing part of town of Ramsey), 9094 ac., pop. 4289; vil., 3½ miles SE. of Ramsey; P.O., called Kirk Maughold; at the vil. are a remarkable pillar-cross, an ancient monumental slab, and other antiquities; the church (named from a Culdee saint) is one of the most ancient in the island; Maughold Head, the S. extremity of Ramsey Bay, is 373 ft. high; on NW. side of headland is St Maughold's Well, long believed to possess peculiar medicinal properties.

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