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Port St Mary, Isle of Man

Historical Description

Port St Mary, a village in Kirk Rushen parish, Isle of Man, on the W side of Poolvash Bay, 4½ miles W of Castletown. It was originally called Purt-noo-Moirrey, is now sometimes called Port-le-Murray; has a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O), several good hotels, two banks, a school-house (used as a chapel of ease), and a small harbour, dry at low water, and carries on extensive fishing. A pier has been erected, alongside which large steamers may lie. There are three lighthouses-one on the pierhead, one on the hill (W side of the port), and one at the end of breakwater at the point.

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


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