Jurby, Isle of Man

Historical Description

Jurby, a parish in the Isle of Man, on the NW coast, 8 miles WNW of Ramsey. It has a post office under Sulby; money order and telegraph office, Ballaugh. Acreage, 4721; population, 543. The name is a corruption of Ivorsby, and signifies "Ivar's village." The church, dedicated to St Patrick, stands on an elevated land near the sea. There is an ancient chalice belonging to the church, said to be of 1418 date. The present church is the third one built to replace older structures; it was built in 1813. The parish is the most ancient in the island. Near the church is a Runic cross, and there are two Runic monuments in the interior of the church. On West Nappin estate are remains of a Treen chapel. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Sodor and Man; net value, £125 with residence, in the gift of the Bishop.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5