Place:


Port Erin  the Isle of Man

 

In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Port Erin like this:

Port Erin, coast vil. with ry. eta., Rushen par., in SW. of Isle of Man, on Port Erin Bay, 5½ miles W. of Castletown; P.O., T.O. The bay is enclosed by the Bradda Hills on the N., and by the Camels on the S., and affords good fishing. To make the port a harbour of refuge for vessels of all sizes, a breakwater, 950 ft. long, has been constructed; inside the breakwater ie a landing-pier for steamers.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Port Erin, in and the Isle of Man | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/26263

Date accessed: 17th April 2024


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