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|Parish of Marown
Marown is a parish of the Isle of Man in the sheading of Middle.
Historically it was in the sheading of Glenfaba.
Marown has an area of approximately nine square miles (23 km²)
and is the only parish on the island that does not border the sea
at some point. The River
Dhoo flows through the parish
The current Captain of the Parish is Charles
Fargher JP, who has held the post since 2001. Previous captains of
Marown Parish have included Dalrymple Maitland from 1909 to
The local authority is
The parish includes the villages of Glen Vine and Crosby, and it is in the electoral
constituency of Middle.
Marown Old Church - St Runius
The Church of England parish church is St
Runius church in Glen Vine. The old St Runius church is in
and St Luke's church. Crosby has a Methodist chapel.
The parish primary school, Marown Primary School,
was built in the 1980s, and is located in Glen Vine. The school was
expanded in 2001.
Marown Language Centre (Manx: Yn Ynnyd Chengey), a foreign language
teaching facility and training centre for teachers on the island,
is located in Crosby, close to the old St Runius Church.
Historic homes in the parish include Ellerslie Manor, Ballacotch
Manor and Ballavagher House. Millennium Way long
distance footpath runs through the parish,
as does the Heritage Trail, which follows the old Peel to Douglas railway line.
The Snaefell Mountain Course also
runs through the parish.
Famous residents of the parish have included English keyboard player Rick Wakeman, best
known as the keyboardist for progressive rock group Yes and Manx born TV chef and
actor, Kevin Woodford.
The Isle of Man census 2006 lists the parish population as
2,086, increased from the population of 1,879 in 2001.
Marown F.C. is a football club who compete in the
Isle of Man Football
League. They play their home games at the Memorial Playing
Fields in Crosby. The village also has the Crosby Cricket Club who play on the
same site. They were founded in 1946 and are members of the Isle of Man Cricket
The parish also has Marown Badminton Club based in Glen Vine, who are
members of the Isle of Man Badminton Association,
Marown Hockey Club and Marown