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Description: Castletown sits on the south east coast of the Isle of Man (NGR 22650 46550). Brown's Guide to the Isle of Man of 1900 says, "...a pleasant stroll along the shore of the bay...brings us into the ancient town of Castletown. The town, the ancient stronghold and capital of the Lords of Man, derives its name from the noble old fortress whose huge bulk towers up in its centre ...Radiating from its centre point...and lining the roads which branch out west and north, its streets are narrow and winding, and its houses of diversified shape and size; but it possesses some good buildings; its houses look clean and comfortable, and its suburbs are pleasant and well laid out. Altogether it possesses an air of respectability and dignified quiet which is well suited to its ancient recollections." (p.338)

NGR Easting: 225400

NGR Northing: 467500


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I am researching details of Ballakaighen house in Castletown possibly not far from Balladoole around 1890-1910 - andrea Jeavons Report this

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