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Parish of Jurby
Population: 677
Sheading: Michael
Parish Church: Kirk Patrick
Industry: Agriculture
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Jurby (Manx: Jourbee) is a parish in Micheal Sheading in the Isle of Man and has, according to the 2006 census 659 (2001 census 677), residents.

It is largely an agricultural district on the north-north-western coast of the island but also has an industrial park on the old RAF Jurby Airfield. It is home to the Isle of Man's new prison, which opened in Summer 2008.

The parish is one of three divisions of the sheading of Michael. The other two are Ballaugh and Michael.


The airfield - Jurby Airfield – was originally used as a Royal Air Force training base in World War II. During the 1950's it was used as a training camp for Officer cadets on short term commissions in the RAF. The course lasted 3 months. Part is now used as an industrial and retail estate. The old runways and taxiways now form the Jurby motorcycle race track.


A new museum dedicated to transport of the Isle of Man, the Jurby Transport Museum, is housed in an old aircraft hangar.


Jurby is also the site of the new Isle of Man Prison (capacity: 138 cells), which began receiving inmates in August 2008. Apart from men, the prison will also be taking juveniles and women. Extensive facilities appropriate for a modern prison are available on site, including sports and education facilities as well as a working medical facility.


See alsoEdit

  • RAF Jurby Head, an offshore air weapons range operational between 1939 and 1993

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Coordinates: 54°21′09″N 4°30′29″W / 54.3525, -4.50806

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