Bramhall is a suburb in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, Greater
Manchester, England. Historically in Cheshire, it had a
population of 17,436 at the 2011 Census.
8.1 Little Australia
8.2 New House Farm Estate
10 Notable people
11 See also
12 External links
The manor of Bramall dates from the Anglo-Saxon period, when it was
held as two separate estates by two Saxon freemen, Brun and Hacun.
William the Conqueror
William the Conqueror subdued the north-west of England, and
divided the land among his followers. The manor of "Bramale" was given
to Hamon de Massey, who eventually became the first Baron of Dunham
Massey. The earliest reference to Bramall was recorded in the
Domesday Book as "Bramale", a name derived from the Old English words
brom meaning broom, both indigenous to the area, and halh meaning nook
or secret place, probably by water. De Masci received the manor as
wasteland, since it had been devastated by William the Conqueror's
subdual. By the time of the Domesday survey, the land was recovering
and cultivated again.
Bramhall was one of eight civil parishes of
Cheshire to be
included in the
Stockport Rural rural sanitary district. The sanitary
district became the
Stockport Rural District in 1894. The parish was
abolished in 1900 and its former area became part of the Hazel Grove
Bramhall civil parish and urban district. In 1974 the district was
abolished, under the Local Government Act 1972, and its former area
was transferred to
Greater Manchester to be combined with that of
other districts to form the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport.
Bramhall is part of the parliamentary constituency of Cheadle. Mary
Robinson, Conservative, has been the local MP since 2015.
Bramhall War Memorial
Bramall Hall, situated in 26 hectares (64 acres) of parkland, is an
example of a 14th-century
Cheshire building. In 2016 an extensive
programme of restoration work was completed by a dedicated team. The
Ladybrook flows through the park towards Cheadle and Bramall Hall.
The war memorial commemorates the deaths of 89 men killed in the two
St Michael and All Angel's Church
The Church of
England parish church of St Michael and All Angels
in Robins Lane was consecrated in 1911 when
Bramhall Parish was
created, although the building was not completed until 1963. It
replaced an earlier mission church opened in 1890.
Other churches in
Bramhall include the Methodist Church near the
centre of the village, the United Reformed Church located on Bramhall
Lane South, the Baptist Church located on Woodford Road, the Catholic
Church of St. Vincent de Paul on Handley Road and Ford's Lane
There is a recreation centre linked with the High School.
a Cricket Club, close to the
Cheshire border to the south of the
village. There are three lawn tennis clubs (LTC),
LTC, to the north,
Bramhall Lane LTC, close to the village, and
Bramhall Park LTC, close to the park. There are also two golf clubs in
Bramhall, each with 18-hole courses:
Bramhall Golf Club and Bramall
Park Golf Club.
Bramhall railway station
Bramhall railway station is on the main line from
Manchester to London
via Macclesfield and Stoke-on-Trent. Local stopping trains stop every
hour during week days on their way to/from
Manchester Piccadilly and
Stoke-on-Trent. Buses link
Manchester (42B), Stockport
Cheadle Hulme (42B,307/8), Woodford (42B),
Parrs Wood (42B) and
Hazel Grove (307/8).
Neighbouring districts and places.
Bramhall has a number of bars, restaurants, cafes, clothes shops,
hairdressers, beauty salons, charity shops, churches and a library.
Many of these are housed in the village square, although some
shops are in and around the main roads. There is also a recreation
centre, a high school and several primary schools.
The sixties and early seventies saw a rapid growth in housing stock,
Bramhall became dominated by housing estates: The Parkside and the
New House Farm estates are in the north of Bramhall, The Dairyground
estate is the centre of the estate, it has a co-operative, some flats
and a care home. The estate is served by Stagecoach Manchester and
is in close proximity to
Bramhall railway station.
School is situated on the estate. The Dairyground estate is part of
Bramhall North Ward.
The Little Australia Estate (so called as all the roads are named
after towns in Australia) is bordered by the
West Coast Main Line
West Coast Main Line to
the north, the
Bramhall oil terminal to the east,
centre to the west and Moorend Golf Club to the south. The largest
road on the estate is Meadway, which starts in
centre and runs through the heart of the estate for its entire length.
Meadway has a number of shops, care homes and two large car parking
facilities which are served by multiple CCTV cameras. There is also a
recycling centre situated on the Meadway East Car Park. Lumb Lane park
is located on the estate and consists of two football pitches, a small
children's playground and a caged football/basketball court. Bramhall
Village Hall is located on Lumb Lane.
Greater Manchester Police once
tried out a Section 30 Dispersal Order on the estate and Bramhall
shopping centre to combat anti-social behaviour, particularly in the
Lumb Lane/Meadway areas. Queensgate Primary School is located on
Albany Road. The Little Australia Estate is part of the
New House Farm Estate
The New House Farm Estate is to the north of
Bramhall and extends into
Hazel Grove after crossing the Fred Perry Way. It is home to a
Co-operative and a pub, the Shady Oak. The main roads through the
estate are Grange Road, which links to
Bramhall Lane South, and the
Ringmore Road. The estate is served by the 374 bus route between Hazel
Grove Station and Reddish. The New House Farm contains a section of
the Fred Perry Way joining the estate from Bridge Lane and exiting up
into Woodsmoor. The estate is part of the
Bramhall North Ward.
There are several primary schools, including Ladybrook Primary School,
Nevill Road, Pownall Green, Queensgate and Moss Hey.
School is the local secondary school.
Notable local residents have included:
Peter Butterworth – comedy actor and comedian
Wendy Hiller – actress born in Bramhall
Sacha Dhawan – actor born in Bramhall
Martin Fry – lead singer of the band ABC, grew up in Bramhall
Mark Hadfield – actor born in Bramhall
Terry Christian – broadcaster, journalist and author, lives in
Yvette Fielding – Actress and
Blue Peter presenter
Peter Barkworth – Actor
Steve Bruce – Football Manager and Former United Footballer, lived
off Robins Lane
Greater Manchester portal
Listed buildings in
Hazel Grove and Bramhall
Bramhall United Reformed Church
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