Peel


Peel
/peel/, n.
1. Sir Robert, 1788-1850, British political leader: founder of the London constabulary; prime minister 1834-35; 1841-46.
2. a seaport on W Isle of Man: castle; resort. 3295.

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      town on the west coast of the Isle of Man (Man, Isle of), one of the British Isles, on Peel Bay at the mouth of the River Neb, which forms the harbour. On the west side of the river mouth is Patrick's Isle, connected with the main island by a causeway; it is occupied by the ruined keep and guardroom of an ancient castle (the name Peel is Celtic for “fort”). Nearby are the remains of the cathedral of St. German. There are also ruins of the bishop's palace, palace of the lords of Man, and an ancient round tower. St. Patrick (Patrick, Saint) is said to have founded the first church on Man and a small chapel dedicated to him probably dates from the 8th or 10th century. Peel has a long-established fishing industry and is a seaside resort. Pop. (1981) 3,688.

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